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School Gains NACE Challenge Award


School Gains NACE Challenge Award

The Peterborough School has gained the prestigious Challenge Award for More Able, Gifted and Talented Pupils; we are the 283rd school nationally to achieve this.

The Peterborough School has gained the prestigious Challenge Award for More Able, Gifted and Talented Pupils; we are the 283rd school nationally to achieve this.

This Award is given for high quality work by the whole School, teachers and governorns, in challenging all pupils, including those with high abilities, to achieve their best.

The Award is given by NACE:  the National Association for Able Children in Education, a leading national education organisation and registered charity established for 30 years.  The Assocation exists to help the daily work of teachers providing for pupils with high abilities whilst enabling all pupils to flourish.  It provides advice, training and resources for teachers, including The Challenge Award Self-Evaluation Framework which The Peterborough School has used to audit and plan what it provides for more able, gifted and talented pupils. 

Assessors, who spent a day in the School, were impressed by strong leadership and management of provision which keeps the needs of more able learners at the forefront of the School's work and the good support and challenge provided by the Governors.

Assessors judged the quality of the School's work by observing lessons, interviewing the pupils, teachers, parents and governors and by looking at the pupils' work.  The Award is given when schools demonstrate that they meet the criteria of the Award and will remain committed to continuing to ensure high quality provision for more able, gifted and talented pupils.