Friday, July 19, 2024

School’s mark of quality

A school has become the first in Thurrock to secure the Quality Mark for Early Years.

Thurrock Council has lauched a pilot scheme with over a dozen of the borough’s nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and primary school foundation stages.

The nursery and reception classes at Warren Primary School in Chafford Hundred work to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and was first to win the Quality Mark.

Around 120 children aged three to five are in the Gilbert Road school’s foundation stage with an exciting range of activities and learning opportunities, including the “forest school” where they can develop a variety of skills.

The quality assurance scheme is supported by Alliance for Lifelong Learning, Niace, the Basic Skills Agency and Tribal. Assessors visit the groups ─ all of which went through training in November last year ─ to see how they now meet the criteria.

Warren was assessed in late April and the evidence went to the panel at Tribal. Now the school has been informed it was successful in obtaining the award.

The school had to present a portfolio of evidence, and show and explain the delivery of their curriculum in the ten elements for the quality mark.

Jodie Milligan, the foundation “phase” leader at the school, said: “The Foundation Stage at Warren was the first school to undertake the assessment,

“The team is delighted to have achieved the Quality Mark as it is a recognition of all the work they have put in.”

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