Awards

Ofsted inspect and regulate schools to achieve excellence in the care, education and skills of children and young people. In 2012 Caroline Chisholm School passed inspection as a Good school.

Read the Ofsted report here.

The first Business & Enterprise colleges were designated in 2002. Specialist business & enterprise colleges are leaders in innovation in enterprise education including in schools that combine this with another specialism or have it as their second specialism. For more information please click here.

The International School Award (ISA) is an accreditation scheme which recognises curriculum-based international work. The international dimension in education is an increasingly important part of agendas such as Every Child Matters and Community Cohesion; it supports the cultural heritage of teachers, learners and communities leading to positive learning across schools. For more information, please click here.

Artsmark provides a benchmark for arts provision that encourages schools to consider the opportunities they offer in art, dance, drama and music. The application form for Artsmark acts as an auditing tool, through which schools may gain an overall picture of their arts education provision.

Applying for Artsmark has a strong impact on the range of curriculum activities and experiences available for pupils. The application process is able to trigger changes in provision through a combination of a sound evidence base, heightened awareness and capacity for change. For more information, please click here.

Eco-Schools. The Government in England wants every school to be a sustainable school by 2020. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) launched their Sustainable Schools Framework in 2006 when the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP set out challenging long-term aspirations for schools to mainstream learning about sustainable development issues and sustainable practices into everyday school life.

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. For more information, please click here.

Healthy Schools. The National Healthy Schools Programme (NHSP) is a joint Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families project intended to improve health, raise pupil achievement, improve social inclusion and encourage closer working between health and education providers. For more information, please click here.