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.
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.
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 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.
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.