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Healthy Schools Award
We have received the National Healthy Schools Award. We want all of our pupils to be healthy and achieve in school and in life. The National Healthy Schools Programme has four core themes : Personal, social and health education -  Healthy eating  - Physical activity - Emotional health and wellbeing, including bullying. Each theme includes a number of criteria that we had to fulfil in order to achieve National Healthy School Status. 
 
 
Eco-Schools

St Cleopas has won the prestigious Green Flag Award as an Eco-School in 2011. 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. Schools work towards gaining one of three awards – Bronze, Silver and the prestigious Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.  Bronze and Silver are both self accredited through this website and Green Flag is externally assessed by Keep Britain Tidy.

 
 
Liverpool dyslexia Friendly School
We have been awarded the Dyslexia Friendly Schools award for the following reasons:
 
Our polices contain statements of good practice in relation to dyslexia.
All our staff including governors have undertaken awareness training.
SEN governor formally involved in policy and practice amendments.
  • We have a senior member of staff who is responsible for the induction of new staff.
  • Pupils are identified early as recommended under the SEN code of practice. The SEN register is up to date.
  • Pupils are in mixed ability groups for foundation subjects.
  • Teachers and LSAs are clearly aware of talents/interests of individual pupils and give them appropriate challenges
 
 
Fairtrade

We are a school that is committed to Fairtrade. This means we help young people understand about how trade works and how to
make global trade fairer. We  use Fairtrade products as
far as possible, and take action for Fairtrade in the school and
local community. This includes buying local produce for our school meals where possible and supporting local builders and contractors. Every one deserves a Fair Share!

 
 
Fmsis. We are lucky to have staff and governors with sound knowledge of value for money and ensuring that all funds are spent to improve outcomes for the children.

This assessment tool is a key element of the Standard and is designed to enable schools to benchmark their own performance against a nationally recognised statement of good practices as well as identify areas for development.

For each element of the Standard, this assessment tool shows the evidence that governors and senior managers in schools should expect to see to confirm compliance with the Standard. It recognises that those undertaking the assessment will know from their own direct experience whether a number of the required components are in place.
 
The assessment will normally be completed by a senior manager, but could also be completed by other staff and/or governors (separately at first, but ultimately together) so a group consensus view can be arrived at later.. 


Investors in People
St Cleopas is celebrating after being awarded Investors in People status for the third time, joining over 30,000 other UK organisations who are recognised as Investors in People. Indeed our feedback was so good , we were advised to apply for the Gold award - something we are very proud of. It shows our commitment that every person matters and is important in our community.

Developed in 1993, Investors in People is a voluntary assessment scheme backed by the UK Department for Education and Skills. It aims to improve organisational performance through better planning, implementation and evaluation of learning and development programmes, across organisations of all sizes and sectors.
Click here to visit the Investors in People website

Liverpool Inclusion Charter Mark
We achieved the advanced level Inclusion Charter Mark. Schools in Liverpool are being recognised for their pioneering and innovative work to promote diversity and support disadvantaged children. The Inclusion Awards at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday May 6, sponsored by 2020 Liverpool, will be attended by more than 250 pupils and staff from schools and children's centres across the city.

They will be recognised for receiving national, regional and local awards including dyslexia friendly and Inclusion Charter Mark status.

It will include a performance of an anti-bullying poem by 19 year old Michael Lydiate, a pupil at Sandfield Park Special School in Stoneycroft. He has taken part in a project with Liverpool Schools Parliament which has reduced incidences of bullying across the city.


Activemark
St Cleopas received the Activemark  award because we.

  • The percentage of pupils participating in at least 2 hours high quality PE and school sport each week is significantly above the national average; and
  • the school held a sports day; and
  • the school met or bettered the national average in three or more of the following areas;
  • percentage of pupils taking part in inter-school competitive sport;
  • the range of sports the school offers;
  • the percentage of pupils participating in sports clubs linked to their school; or
  • the percentage of pupils actively involved in sports leadership and volunteering



Arts Council
We were awarded ArtsMark Silver. This is due to the commitment of all staff to ensure that the children enjoy quality arts provision in and outside the curriculum. Our talented coordinator, who is helped by all staff and visiting teachers. Our children have the chance to sing, dance, learn a musical instrument, act and of course produce visual art of a very high quality. We aim to apply for ArtsMark Gold in the near future. Our latest triumphs include 3rd place for our Brass ensemble, our highest ever scores in Speech and Drama and a wonderful performance by the dance group in the Liverpool Festival. The Choir will be performing at the Echo Arena in June 2010.


Quality Mark

We have received the Quality Mark for
Primary School for the third time. 
The elements for receiving this award are.

 

1.              A whole school strategy and planning to improve performance in basic skills.
2.              An analysis of the assessment of pupil performance in basic skills
3.              Target setting for the improvement of the schools performance in basic skills
4.              Basic skills improvement planning for pupils understanding and/or underachieving
5.              Regular review of the progress made by pupils under attaining and/or underachieving
6.              A commitment to improving the skills of staff to teach and extend basic skills
7.              The use of a range of teaching approaches and learning styles to improve basic skills
8.              The use of appropriate teaching and learning materials to improve basic skills
9.              The involvement of parents and carers in developing their children's basic skills
10.          An effective procedure for monitoring planning and assessing improvement in performance in basic skills

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