Awards and Accreditations
Balanced System: Scheme for School Accreditation
At St Chad's, all staff are committed to supporting children’s speech, language and communication needs. In March, 2019, we became an accredited school in recognition of the work that we do support our children's speech, language and communication. We are immensely proud of our achievement as it particularly recognises the strong home-school partnerships that we value and the close relationships that we form with our families.
The Balanced System® Scheme for Schools is a whole system approach to improving outcomes for children and young people across the range of speech, language and communication needs. The scheme has been created in response to schools’ demand for a strategic approach to understanding their role in commissioning and providing support for speech, language and communication needs.
Scheme for Schools provides an overarching set of outcomes, processes and outcome measures across the core five strands of the Balanced System®: supporting parents, young people and families; enhancing and adapting the environment; developing the workforce; identifying need; and providing appropriate intervention.
Further information about Scheme for Schools and our accreditation can be found here.
Singing truly is at the heart of school life at St Chad's. Singing plays an important part in all significant events during the school year. Special festivals and events like Christmas, National Sing Up Day, Red Nose Day, collective worship and our Year 2 Leavers’ Assembly are always celebrated with song. Each year, all of our children are given the opportunity to perform to an audience on a regular basis. We have a very large and active choir who host an annual evening performance in school to parents and members of the local community. Our choir even help to bring some Christmas cheer to shoppers in Tesco's through their annual Christmas showcase!
Singing is encouraged not only as a musical skill and a cross-curricular tool, but as an activity which enables everyone in school, regardless of their ability, background or role to have fun and smile!
Further details on Sing Up! can we found here.
In March 2019, we were once again awarded the Basic Skills Quality mark for our continued endeavours to ensure that the core skills of Literacy and Numeracy are pushing up standards across the school.
Further information on the Basic Skills Quality Mark can be found here.