28 Feb In the news….celebrating being named World Class
Winton in King’s Cross and Hugh Myddelton in Clerkenwell received the WCSQM – which aims to recognise schools beyond an Outstanding Ofsted rating – for excellent performance in Key Stage 2 exams and successfully completing an assessment centre event.
Parents and local councillors were invited to attend Friday morning’s assembly, which featured a choir made up of pupils from both schools performing Free by Emeli Sandé and P!nk’s What About Us?.
WCSQM founder and co-director Miranda Perry was at the event to explain what made the two schools stand out.
“I think the passion of the pupils is really evident,” she said. “Many schools have a tokenistic ‘character’ but here the children really buy into it.
“They understand how they are viewed externally without being prompted by staff and have a real ability to be independent and confident because they are trusted to do so. It’s inspiring.”
Particularly impressive was the pupils’ articulate, enthusiastic and friendly nature, credited in part by Winton Headteacher Claire Brown to the schools’ prioritisation of ‘Philosophy for Children’ lessons, which aim to develop classroom oracy.