Holme Grange are delighted to be shortlisted in two categories at the ISA Awards 2019. They are finalists for ISA Senior School for Academic Excellence and Innovation and ISA Outstanding Community Involvement.
Head teacher, Mrs Claire Robinson explained, “Academic Excellence and Innovation not only focused on our outstanding GCSE results but also the accolades we achieved across a spectrum of areas. We were appointed as a regional hub for NACE, achieved Artsmark Gold and ran a very successful Parent Conference. ISA were very impressed by our Teacher Development Programme which under-pins excellent education.
Community Involvement is a lovely category to be nominated in especially with Labours debate about abolishing Independent Schools. Holme Grange is heavily involved with an outreach programme with a school based in the second largest slum in Nairobi. We support a Link Programme where we hosted Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day for lonely people in our area. We also run conferences not just for parents but for other schools, this year we covered Outdoor Learning. These programmes are about raising standards across all schools.
It is nice to be recognised for all the good work going on in the school, but our key focus is to constantly be striving to improve for the good of our whole community.” The winners will be announced in November, so watch this space.