We are extremely proud to be working towards a number of nationally recognised awards. Participation in these awards is helping us to engage in thorough self-evaluation of key areas of provision, and to receive information and guidance from experts in those fields.
The Inclusion Quality Mark or IQM is a standard for assessing schools against a nationally recognised framework on Inclusion. The award encompasses equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school. An educationally inclusive school is one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matters.
We are very pleased to announce that we have achieved our Inclusion Quality Mark Award – Centre of Excellence Status.
Complete Careers is a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard, using the Career Mark method – the national careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) award.
Career Mark uses five components to assess the Quality in Careers Standard:
- Careers Learning
- Learner Outcomes
For each standard there are a number of ‘assessment indicators’, which clearly present that standard in its component parts, making it easy for you to identify what’s required.
We are very pleased to announce that Horizon Community College has been accredited with Healthy Schools Status. Over the past few months, a team of school staff have supported a rigorous assessment process, identifying our strengths and areas for further improvement with regards to PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education), Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health).
We are very proud of what we have achieved at Horizon and look forward to working hard to ensure our health provision is the best it can possibly be.
Students at Horizon Community College have earned an international accreditation this academic year, recognising their amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow students.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Students at Horizon reviewed everything
from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the students planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
Horizon Community College are pleased to confirm that they have been successful in obtaining the silver level of this prestigious award.
Promoting health and wellbeing is a key priority for the college and this award recognises the wide range of resources and initiatives that are in place to support our staff.
The award has given the college a framework to build good practice in workplace health and wellbeing. It’s aim is to create a culture that aligns with overall business objectives and enhance our reputation as a great place to work. The benefits of the award are decreased absenteeism, reduced staff turnover, increased employee health and wellbeing and improved performance.
We are now working towards the Gold level of the award.