Glyn School’s academic success has earned further acclaim after the school won two Educational Outcomes awards from schools membership group SSAT.
Just months after receiving a letter from Education Secretary David Laws commending the school for its GCSE results, Glyn executive head teacher Jon Chaloner was informed of the school’s latest achievement by Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT, a group which works to raise standards and reward success in specialist schools and academies.
“Glyn is in the top 20% of schools in the country in terms of progress made between Key Stage 2 results and GCSE, and in the top 10% nationally for high attainment – it’s one of the best in the country for student progress, as these awards prove,” she explained. “This shows what can happen when strong leadership means teachers set the bar high and are ambitious for their pupils – and they respond. The result is exceptional performance, and there’s so much that other schools can learn from Glyn. I’m so proud that the school is part of our SSAT family."
Mr Chaloner, who is soon to step down as Glyn’s executive head teacher to pursue his work as head of the GLF academy of schools, said everyone associated with the school should be proud of this latest honour. “To be recognised in this way for what we do is a real compliment to everyone who’s part of Glyn,” he said. “We encourage our students to be aspirational, and do the best we can to give them the back-up to reach those targets and goals, so having an external organisation pick up on that and reward it like this is a real sign that everyone – staff, pupils and the school family – is getting it right."
Mr Chaloner added that he was confident the good work would continue after his departure. “Our results have been commended by the Department for Education for the last three years, and now we have these honours too, so that’s a sign that good practice is in the DNA of what we do here at Glyn,” he explained. “We have an experienced senior leadership team, excellent teaching staff in place and eager, hardworking students, so I look forward to hearing of more success in the coming years.”
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