St Andrew's Church of England School

A national accolade brings local acclaim to this hard-working Worcestershire first school.

The Context

St Andrew's CE is a primary school in Hampton, Evesham. Staff and pupils began working with Achievement for All in 2012.

The Impact of Achieving More

St Andrew's was awarded the national Quality Lead Award in 2016, in recognition of the school's work to improve progress in reading, writing and maths for all its pupils. Headteacher, Adam Spencer, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded quality lead status and are proud to be the first school in Evesham to be presented with the award. Regular conversations with parents strengthen links between home and school, removing barriers and providing a consistent support system for the child and clear, personalised targets.”

He added that “The award celebrates the strategic planning that has helped the school focus on making those marginal gains, often small changes to our practice which when combined have led to even better outcomes for our students and their families. Achievement for All has been an overwhelming success at our school and ties in with our vision to provide the very best start for every child so they achieve to their full potential.”

Achievement for All's Laura Bromberg, a regional director, explained that the award was “a real stamp of quality for [the school's] high standards in leadership, teamwork, quality of teaching and pupil progress... St Andrew’s CE School has shown a continued commitment and success in improving outcomes for all children across the whole school and that of other children within the local area.” She said it was “truly deserved”.

The success of St Andrew's in achieving the Quality Lead Award was widely reported in the Worcester region, offering a real boost to staff, pupils, parents, and the local community.

Achieving More Testimonials

“Achievement for All is probably the most focused and yet the most flexible programme that I've ever been involved with.”

– Headteacher, Secondary School, Warwickshire

“At [our academy] Achievement for All (AfA) is a whole school intervention strategy – all our students benefit from this model. We have been involved with AfA for several years and we are now a Lead AfA Hub.”

– Caludon Castle School, Warwickshire

“Working with Achievement for All has been a really positive experience for [our academy]. The programme has helped us ensure an even sharper focus on attainment and process for all students and has provided exciting new ideas to build on existing good practice in working in partnership with parents. We are extremely proud to have been awarded Quality Mark status in recognition of our outstanding practice in supporting students that are vulnerable to underachievement.”

– Associate Headteacher, London

 “[Our school was] awarded Quality Lead status in July 2017. This is the highest level of recognition from Achievement for All. The award recognises [our] work in raising the educational outcomes and wellbeing of all children and young people. [We were] recognised as being an exemplar of a school where breadth and balance to the curriculum has been maintained despite numerous recent pressures and changes to assessment and the curriculum. The children... are lucky to have a curriculum that has been written around their bespoke needs.”

– Yeo Moor Primary School, Somerset

“[We were] the first school in Hertfordshire to attain the Achievement for All Quality Mark, and we continue to follow this program which aims to develop collaborative working between the school, parents and outside support networks.”

– Strathmore Infant and Nursery School, Hertfordshire