2016-17 - A year in review

BBEY LENS September 2016 Vol 3: Issue No. Two Excellence Through Partnership


On your marks! Gold medal start for Abbey

COACH MARK! During the last week of term we were lucky enough to be awarded the Coach Mark. Well done to us and particularly Miss Poleon and her coaching crew! We will be looking to extend our use of coaching over the next academic year. Coach Mark recognises the coaching culture, practices and standards that we are developing and achieving in our school. Coach Mark is known for supporting schools to achieve excellence in the use of a coaching approach which impacts on teaching, learning and school improvement success. The assessment identified many aspects of silver and gold and, among other things, identified the following strengths: a sharp focus for coaching, which provides a laser point on improving teaching and learning, whilst still enabling colleagues to explore and discuss any area which affects their performance; a particularly strong sense of trust amongst all members of the coaching team about the coaching programme and great willingness to be open and honest in their coaching ICT MARK Children at Abbey are at the forefront of using technology to enhance their work, and that’s official! Following an extensive external assessment, Abbey has been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark. The award recognises the school’s success in developing the strategic use of technology in both administration and across the curriculum. Parents will have proof that their children are attending a school at the forefront of modern technology. Well done to us and Mr Oakes, Mr Stevenson, Miss Vance and Miss Stocking who have led this work.

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