The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has celebrated the outstanding performance of Alexandra Primary School in Hounslow with an awards ceremony. The ceremony was hosted on Friday 27th September by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney.
The school was honoured for its work to reduce educational inequality and achieve exceptional results for children who were previously behind in their studies, at a Schools for Success awards ceremony. At Alexandra this was particularly achieved by: Developing whole school attendance rewards and procedures further; Reading strategies developed from Y1 upwards to focus on engagement, inference and love of reading; Maths problem solving using a structure that offered fluency, reasoning and problem solving; Mixed ability teaching of maths and the development of subject vocabulary. Approximately six per cent of London schools are eligible to be members of the Schools for Success programme.
The Schools for Success programme was created by the Mayor in 2017 to improve the support given to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme recognises primary and secondary schools that ensure strong progress for their lowest attaining pupils, has a strong overall performance and shares their work with other schools.
For more information visit www.london.gov.uk/schools-for-success
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate the staff of Alexandra Primary School for their excellent work. Schools for Success was created to celebrate the difference that teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and governors are making every day to support children and reduce inequalities, and this school’s inclusive and supportive learning environment is a great example of this. London has the best schools and teachers in the country, and by working together we can make sure that no young Londoner is left behind.”
“We feel very privileged to have been selected as a school for success. This is due to the efforts of the whole school community: pupils, staff, parents and governors working together to achieve such success. We encourage all pupils to have high aspirations, perform to the best of their abilities and to succeed as responsible citizens.” John Norton, Head Teacher.