Our Chartermarks support the school in its own self-evaluation. By having a clear focus on certain aspects of school improvement we can ensure good practice is reinforced in specific areas and identify other areas where development can be targeted.
The external assessment serves to further validate our own school self-evaluation judgments. John Jamieson East SILC & Technology College is very willing to support any school sector to secure validation in a range of Chartermarks.
Investors in Pupils
Investors in Pupils is a simple concept that builds on the principles of Investors in People, to empower all pupils, increase motivation and contribute to raising achievement across the Key Stages. The programme offers schools a framework for involving pupils in decision making, and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to their learning, behaviour, attendance, school management, classroom management and induction. It is powerful in developing a positive ethos where pupils learn about how the school is run, and, in turn, understand how they themselves can contribute to the running of the school. Pupils commit to common goals and teamwork – together with each other and with staff. We were reassessed during Spring 2016 and awarded the full award with no identified areas for improvement.
The Equalities Award (previously known as the Stephen Lawrence Award)
The school first achieved Stephen Lawrence Chartermark at Level 3 in 2009. Since then we have totally embedded our ethos of fairness for all, cultural awareness and race and gender equality. Our policy on equalities is on the website along with the Access Plan and the Equality Objectives and we have robust procedures for monitoring and addressing all incidents related to race equality and anti-bullying. The number of recorded incidents is very low and is reducing as a result of our policy and procedures. Children report they feel safe at school.
The Stephen Lawrence Chartermark has been superseded by the EQualities Award which we were awarded in February 2017. The EQualities Award is a national scheme aimed at all schools and children’s centres who want to demonstrate their commitment to equality. The award is designed to reward and celebrate the outstanding work that already exists in many schools and children’s centres. The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a core feature of the audit, which also focuses on safeguarding, bullying and the promotion of fundamental British values.
Healthy Schools Standard
Being healthy, safe, cared for, having a voice and influence are fundamental prerequisites to being 'ready to learn' and achieving true potential - at any stage in our lives. The Healthy Schools Standard is intended to support schools to help their children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly and to become active citizens who do their bit for society and for the environment.
We have been successfully reassessed for the Healthy Schools Standard (March 2015)
Our main targets are to promote healthy eating as exemplified in the Statutory School Food Standards (January 2015) , to maintain the emotional health and wellbeing of all our pupils and to reduce any instances of obesity through the promotion of healthy diet and exercise.
We are happy to share all our related policies with other schools and support them with any aspect of the standard. We are designated as a lead school for Health & Wellbeing and work closely with the Leeds Healthy Schools Team. Please contact Emily Cullum firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing 0113 293 2036 at John Jamieson School.
Investors in People
Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people and reflects the way in which we value the contributions of our staff. It is a prestigious accreditation that is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence. We first awarded the standard in 1998 and successfully reassessed in March 2015.