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Mark of quality for Bristnall Hall

Bristnall Hall Academy announces accreditation of the Quality Mark Award for Literacy and Basic Skills

Posted by Stephanie Broad | January 28, 2016 | Teaching

Bristnall Hall Academy, part of Academy Transformation Trust, became one of the first Sandwell secondary schools to be presented with the Quality Mark Award. Mr Les McDowall, a Quality Mark Assessor from The Basic Skills Agency UK, commended Bristnall Hall Academy on its literacy vision, commenting on how this proves to be 'a good example of how the school sets clear expectations based on quality and standards across the wider curriculum'. 

In January, the Basic Skills Agency UK became a part of the Learning and Work Institute, a new independent research, development and campaigning organisation, with the aim of promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. They want everyone to have an opportunity to realise their ambitions and potential in learning, work and throughout life.

Bristnall Hall Academy has embedded such opportunities for their learners throughout their current curriculum. From the beginning of the accreditation process, all subject areas ensured that their planning and subsequent schemes of work allowed all to encounter a range of tasks and scenarios, where being successful depended on learners using the literacy and basic skills they have developed.

Vince Green with pupils

Principal Vince Green said: “Bristnall Hall Academy staff will continue to strive for excellence in essential skills such as literacy and numeracy in order to allow our pupils to achieve their full potential.

“By working with our young people today, we can ensure that they possess the necessary skills in order to thrive in the world of tomorrow, whether this is in further education or the world of work and beyond. 

“Well done to staff and pupils for their hard work in achieving this well-deserved recognition.” 

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