Congratulations to our 2020 reaccrediting schools
Congratulations go to Kenilworth School, Warkwickshire, Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry, and UTC Reading, on successfully reaccrediting as World Class in 2020.
Like all World Class schools, the students from all three World Class schools, supported by their teachers, submitted evidence to prove their World Class skills and competencies as demonstrated by students across the school. The reaccreditation process gives schools and students a unique opportunity to discover, continually develop and demonstrate the World Class skills and competencies across their student cohort.
Congratulations to all three schools, and their students on submitting comprehensive and creative assessment pieces, particularly considering the many challenges they and all schools and students face this year. The resilience and positivity of all our World Class students has inspired our ongoing work to celebrate students’ creativity in lockdown.
Watch our video below for details on our upcoming ‘creativity takes on Covid’ holiday competition, and to view a montage of the creative work submitted by UTC Reading, Kenilworth School and Sidney Stringer Academy as part of their reaccreditation.
The WCSQM reaccreditation process 2020
In comparison to the national inspection regime, WCSQM assesses the students not the school, and World Class Schools have to re-accredit every two years, to retain their status. The assessment is therefore up to date, and relies on current, fresh, and robust evidence. Schools that have achieved re-accreditation, have been supporting their students to develop into World Class young people year on year, over a sustained period of time.
The re-accreditation process is challenging. Students have to work collaboratively with a partner World Class school, to prove to their partner students how their own school has supported them to retain their World Class credentials. The assessment framework is composed of skills and competencies that students need to be World Class citizens in a dynamic global economy.
Through working in partnerships, students develop their networking skills and become part of a World Class student alumni association which provides them with supportive, professional and potentially enduring relationships.
The three schools appreciated immensely the benefits of their students working in partnership to achieve re-accreditation. To this end, WCSQM agreed to a postponement of the re-accreditation process during the first national lockdown, so that their students could meet and work in person. However as the national restrictions continued, the three schools were typically innovative and the students across the schools held each other to account through a series of virtual presentations and meetings.
Their successful re-accreditation was announced by WCSQM on December 10th, via their end of year video congratulating all their schools on being World Class during these challenging times, and announcing their holiday competition for students who attend or who have attended the schools in their network.
‘At WCSQM we want to give World Class students at non-selective state schools what they deserve – World Class opportunities. We want our students to get the chance to partner and network with students from other World Class schools, so they become, collectively, a force to be reckoned with.’ Miranda Perry, Director, WCSQM.
Media contact: Miranda Perry
World Class Schools Quality Mark is a UK charity. We are made up of some of the best non-selective state schools in the country. We are an award making body, which awards schools our quality mark according to whether the schools’ students can demonstrate the skills and competencies of our assessment framework.