St John Bosco Arts College is celebrating today after being shortlisted for the prestigious TES Schools Awards 2017.
The all-girls catholic secondary school in Croxteth, Liverpool is in the running for the ‘English teacher or team of the year’ award.
The school’s English department is passionate about improving the life chances of students and giving them the building blocks to access the rest of the curriculum and become literate, independent and passionate learners.
The 2015-16 academic year was a breakthrough year for the English department at St John Bosco Arts College.
Hard work, dedication and commitment to drive improvement has culminated in the best results in over 10 years, with 85.2% of students achieving A*- C grades at GCSE and a record 93.4% of students making 3+ levels of progress.
Reading buddies, book weeks and Harry Potter Book nights are just some of the initiatives St John Bosco host to improve literacy skills and promote reading for pleasure.
Reacting to the shortlist announcement, headteacher Darren Gidman says: “I am delighted that our English team have been shortlisted for the ‘English teacher or team of the year’ category at the TES Schools Awards.
“The talented English department have worked hard to drive improvement and inspire students this past year, which has resulted in the department’s best results in over 10 years.
“The English team do a fantastic job; supporting students’ learning and working tirelessly to unlock their potential through different strategies and initiatives.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to end the school term, the whole school community is thrilled!”
Now in its ninth year, the TES Schools Awards celebrate the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff across the UK.
The winners will be revealed at a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London on Friday 23 June 2017.