Awards and Chartermarks
In July 2016 Canterbury was awarded the ‘Engaging Families’ award. The work towards the award recognised how we support our families by giving them quality opportunities to get involved in their child’s education.
Canterbury recognises the value of strong relationships with parents and carers and the importance of the home learning environment. It is clear that working together in a close learning partnership to improve outcomes for children and their families is central to the Centre’s planning and practice.
Investors in Pupils
At Canterbury we are working towards the Investors in Pupils Award. Investors in Pupils is a simple concept that builds on the principles of Investors in People, to empower all pupils, increase motivation and contribute to raising achievement in the Nursery School.
We are creating an action plan to develop a framework for involving children in decision making, and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to their learning, behaviour, attendance, classroom management and induction. Investors in Pupils is powerful in developing a positive ethos where children learn about how the school is run, and, in turn, understand how they themselves can contribute to the running of the school. Children commit to common goals and teamwork – together with each other and with staff.
The Inclusion Quality Mark
Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families are honoured to have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark ‘Centre of Excellence’ status.
Joe McCann and Stephanie Robinson, IQM Assessor and Ambassador praised the school saying “Everyone works tremendously hard to good effect, to enable all the children to achieve the best outcomes. Canterbury are quite rightly proud of the outcomes achieved for their pupils within a fully inclusive learning environment.”
The report highlighted the high quality of the stimulating learning experiences the school provides for all its children, its clear commitment to inclusive practice and the clarity with which the child’s voice is heard.
Parents cannot speak highly enough about the care and family values that the school shows towards them.