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North Yorkshire's Queen Ethelburga’s celebrates award

North Yorkshire's Queen Ethelburga’s celebrates award

Published at 4:30pm 13th April 2018.

Quality Mark awarded to North Yorkshire's Queen Ethelburga’s.

Chapter House, the Early years, Infants and Juniors School at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, has just been given a prestigious Primary Quality Mark Award for English and Mathematics by the national programme The Quality Mark. The Award is given in celebration of good practice and commitment to continuous improvement in these subjects, as the ‘bedrock of a good education’.

Working with local authorities, schools, local communities and other organisations in using the Quality Mark process, the national body aims to develop, support and celebrate good practice in literacy, language and numeracy for children and young people.

To achieve the Award, Chapter House underwent an assessment, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark framework. These cover key aspects of the school’s improvement approach, including the identification and analysis of the school’s needs; strategic planning; target setting for improvement; intervention and support for pupils under-achieving or under-attaining; provision of quality in both teaching and in resources; staff development; and active engagement with families.

Karen Kilkenny, Head of Chapter House said:

“I’m very proud of the staff, in particular our literacy and numeracy coordinators Mrs Young and Miss Slammon, and pupils of Chapter House in achieving this Quality Mark. It is a reflection of the high standard of teaching and the delivery of inspiring lessons, as we work with our students to build a lifelong love of learning in every one of them.

“Our aim is to provide the most supportive, creative and fun learning environment for each pupil, so that their skills and knowledge can develop to reach their individual potential at each stage of their educational journey.”

To find out more about Chapter House and to book onto the Chapter House open morning, Friday 20th April, visit

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