St Edward’s National School Awards Shortlisting

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St Edward’s School in Poole has been shortlisted in the ‘School of the Year’ category at the National School Awards.

St Edward’s has stood out against dozens of other entries from UK schools to be shortlisted as one of four finalists in the ‘School of the Year’ category. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 13th November, the National School Awards celebrate the best and brightest practitioners from across the UK.

St Edward’s focuses not only on academic achievements but as importantly, the development of confidence and maturity in their students. Their progressive approaches have helped the school stand out against other schools across the country. This includes St Edward’s work on the University of Oxford’s ‘My Resilience in Adolescence’ Project, a research project to explore how schools can help young people to improve their resilience and manage their emotional health.

The shortlisting also recognises St Edward’s innovative and passionate teachers, such as Subject Leader for History, Government and Politics, Sara Sinaguglia, who recently received the Silver “Pearson National Teaching Award”. Sara has been commended for ‘bringing learning alive’ by providing opportunities for her students including the hosting of a live interview with John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Commenting on their shortlisting in the National School Awards, Headteacher Michael Antram, said:

“It is an absolute honour to be shortlisted in the National School Awards. This shortlisting is a testament to the hard work by everyone who works at St Edward’s. The collaborative effort from everyone in the school has enabled us to create a supportive culture for learning; and this provides excellent opportunities for our students whilst also supporting fellow members of staff to thrive too.”

Founded by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Schools & Academies Show, the National School Awards consist of six awards which are designed to recognise and reward individual school leaders and schools in the UK for their fantastic work across the sector.

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