Ranelagh Receives Prestigious History Award
Once again Ranelagh continues to impress - we have recently been recognised as an outstanding provider of history by the UK Historical Association. The Quality Mark is an award that recognises the excellence of history provision in a school and it assess and values the history provision of the teachers, the curriculum and the school as a whole, as well as what is being offered to children.
Through a rigorous and meticulous analysis of the teaching, learning and provision here at Ranelagh we were successfully awarded the highest honour, the prestigious Gold Award. The assessor spent the day observing lessons and talking to our children as well as analysing our entire curriculum, concluding that we met the criteria for 'gold' in every single category.
|The assessor commented that, "during observations it was clear that the history curriculum is enjoyed by students and enriches the life of the school in general. Students discussed their learning in history with enthusiasm, and displays of history work were very much in evidence in classrooms, corridors and the tableaus in the main hall," adding that " the curriculum planning is meticulous. All subjects including history are carefully mapped out to ensure that they complement each other. At this level, historical concepts and processes are embedded in a series of ‘enquiry’ questions that have been carefully thought through to provide a wide range of interest and motivation to all children."|
The award would not have been possible were it not for the brilliant ongoing leadership of our Humanities Coordinator, Mr Hughes, who works tirelessly to ensure that our children not only enjoy history but that they acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to comprehend, analyse and critically think about events and people in the past. Well done once again Ranelagh!