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Awards and Accreditations

Through the hard work of our teachers and pupils, Cromwell has received many awards and accreditations in recognition of our curricular and extra-curricular achievements.
Below you will find details of these achievements and some of the work that went into them.
Early Years Quality Mark
The Early Years Quality Mark provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement in communication, language, literacy and mathematics across the school for all learners.

The national agenda Early Years Quality Mark processes complement the principles underpinning current national education strategies, inspection and curriculum frameworks and support the drive to improve standards in communication, language, literacy and mathematics. Early Years Quality Mark’s status as a long-standing independent, flexible programme for school or settings and settings is widely recognised and valued.
Primary English and Maths Quality Mark
The principles which underpin the Quality Mark for English and mathematics are based on schools and settings ensuring that outcomes for pupils are at the heart of everything they do. 
With a specific focus on the development of English and mathematics, schools and settings can drill down into the priorities for improvement which bring about change. 
Who will be our leaders of the future? 
The Quality Mark for English and mathematics ensures that the whole school community is on the improvement journey together and often middle leaders take responsibility for leading the Quality Mark journey. 
What is the Quality Mark Audit Tool? 
The Quality Mark audit tool is a set of 10 elements which focus specifically on the key areas which bring about high performance in English and mathematics. 
Element 1: A whole school strategy and planning to improve performance in English and mathematics 
Element 2: An analysis of assessment of pupil performance in English and mathematics
Element 3: Target setting for improving performance in English and mathematics 
Element 4: English and mathematics planning and intervention for all groups of pupils 
Element 5: Review of progress made by all groups of pupils in English and mathematics 
Element 6: A commitment to improving the skills of staff in the application of English and mathematics in the school 
Element 7: The use of a range of teaching approaches and learning styles to improve English and mathematics 
Element 8: The use of appropriate teaching and learning resources to improve English and mathematics 
Element 9: The involvement of parents and carers in developing their child’s English and mathematics 
Element 10: An effective procedure for monitoring planning and assessing performance in English and mathematics 

Pathway to Podium (PE) Silver Award

The Pathway to Podium initiative has been designed to recognise and encourage schools’ contribution to Physical Education, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA).

It celebrates the positive work that schools are delivering in terms of PESSPA and supports schools to improve their offer for the benefit of children and young people.

Pathway to Podium is available for all schools across Birmingham and is designed to use the 2022 Commonwealth Games as a tool to increase the opportunities for young people to be active for a minimum of 60 minutes every day which both Cromwell and Bordesley Village have achieved as a Silver Award by meeting 5 key areas of: PROFILE, PARTICIPATION, PERFORMANCE, PEOPLE and PLACES.

School of Sanctuary

Schools of Sanctuary are a national network of over 400 primary and secondary schools, nurseries and sixth forms all committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Driven by teachers, school staff, parents, governors and community groups, this network supports the thousands of young people seeking sanctuary in the UK, raises awareness of the issues facing people in the asylum system, challenges misconceptions and builds social cohesion.

Cromwell and Bordesley Village have successfully renewed their awards.

Modeshift Stars Travel and Transport/Clean Air Award

Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The scheme recognises schools, businesses and other organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel. Both Cromwell and Bordesley Village have successfully been accredited with Green awards.

Health For Life 

The Health for Life programme promotes an ethos and environment which encourages a proactive approach to developing a healthy lifestyle.

The focus is on growing food, healthy eating and cooking, physical activity and try to involve families as much as possible in the process.

Education Advisers will work with us to use the curriculum to embed an understanding of how to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Both Cromwell and Bordesley Village are progressing through the Health for Life programme. The recent mid-term review produced successful evaluations of our work so far.

Equalities Award
We are working toward our 'Equalities Award' Silver level.

About the Award:

The Equalities Award provides support and guidance for schools to effectively promote equality, diversity and inclusion, and allows schools to showcase their commitment to equality.

The Award has been designed by a team of equality and education experts to allow schools to fulfil their statutory duties to:

• Eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between persons (Equality Act 2010)

• Promote community cohesion (Education and Inspections Act 2006)

• Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism (Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015)

• Safeguard children and promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (Education Act 2002)

Your Silver Award Journey

The aim of the Silver level is to allow schools to build on strong foundations and ensure that equality and diversity practice flows through all aspects of the school.

Our objectives:

·         Fair and transparent Admissions and Exclusions

·         Increase positive attitudes and relationships between children, staff and the school community, with a shared sense of cohesion and belonging by 20% by 2025

·         To ensure that pupils with SEND, Looked After Children and those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding receive an ambitious curriculum to reach age related outcomes

·         Increase the academic progress made by pupils with SEMH needs by 25%, by removing barriers and addressing needs through support provided by school by Autumn 2024

·         100% equality of opportunities for children within enrichment activities, including sports, and representation within pupil leadership/ambassador roles by Summer 2025.

·         Ensure that 80% of EAL pupils have full access to the curriculum within 6 months of arrival.

·         Cultural diversity is celebrated throughout the curriculum and enrichment activities, and pupil awareness and understanding is increased by 25% by July 2025.

·         Religious observance days are authorised

Anti-Bullying Alliance: United Against Bullying
Cromwell Junior and Infant School is a United Against Bullying Silver School and has demonstrated its commitment to stopping bullying and improving the wellbeing of its pupils.
IQM (Inclusion Quality Mark)
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