NACE Challenge Award

Hot on the heels of the best GCSE results the school achieved in August 2014 which was recognised by the PiXL Network with an award for Sustained Improvement at GCSE, Queen Elizabeth’s School goes from strength-to-strength with a major curriculum award being presented to the school.

The award the school has received is the NACE Challenge Award. The school received this award having undergone a rigorous, evidence-based assessment which involved observations, interviews and evidence gathering by the NACE team to ensure that QE’s provision for its able students was of the highest quality.

NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) specialises in working with schools and teachers to improve learning for able learners and is recognised nationally and internationally as the UK’s leading independent education organisation in the field of education for able learners.

Queen Elizabeth’s School is currently the only secondary school in Dorset that holds this prestigious award.

Headteacher Martin McLeman was understandably delighted to receive the award:

“To have a major national awarding body recognise the fantastic work we do for our gifted and able students through our High Performance Programme is very pleasing. This provision has been developed and refined over a number of years and is recognised by many of our partners to be right at the forefront of work in this field.  I would like to thank NACE for the award, and my staff for their dedication and hardwork to achieve the highest standards that the NACE Challenge Award demands.”

For more details of the award and the awarding body's comments on the strengths of QE's provision, please see further pages or contact Chris Buller, Specialist Leader in Education in Support for the most able.