Grammar school lands award for inspiring its students
A TORBAY grammar school is celebrating after receiving a national award for challenging the students to aim higher.
Churston Ferrers Grammar School has been given a National Association for Able Children in Education Challenge Award.
The school is one of only 59 in the country to receive such awards and the only one in the South West.
NACE assessors said they were very impressed by the 'high quality, challenging learning opportunities that enrich the students' educational experience'.
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They said they saw strong leadership and management of provision which 'keeps the needs of more able learners at the forefront of the school's work'.
Also praised was the way in which the school celebrates the successes of learning which they described as 'enabling the students to develop a clear understanding of what achievement is and what it means to achieve'.
This is securely underpinned by the whole school commitment to, and understanding of, what it takes for children to achieve what they are capable of and to be the best that they can be'.
Churston head teacher Bob Owers said: "For the work of the school to be scrutinised and validated so positively by an external agency superbly endorses all we have been doing to develop independent and personalised learning at Churston and is a great honour.
"It is also a recognition of the work of all staff and students and the support received from parents and governors — congratulations and thank you to the whole school community."