Belmont prides itself on the commitment and quality of its staff and governors, the support of parents and how this translates to excellence throughout the school. On occasion our achievements been recognised through a variety of awards.
Pupil Premium Awards - finalist
Belmont secured £50,000 for the school when it was shortlisted for national final in the ‘Special School and Alternative Provision’ category of the Pupil Premium Award in March 2015. They were only one of five special schools in the country to achieve the accolade were commended by judges for their “predict and prevent”, rather than “find and fix” strategy. They said the school employed an excellent range of interventions, tailored to individual students.
Pupil Premium funding targets disadvantaged children, which enables schools to help raise their achievement and close the gap with their peers.
TES Special Needs School of the Year - shortlist
Belmont was shortlisted for the TES Special Needs School of the Year Award in April 2015. We have been recognised by this prestigious national award for the quality and excellence throughout the school. It is recognition which the school is very proud of and reflects our school motto.
Achievement for All Quality Mark
The Achievement for All Quality programme aspires to build a school environment in which all children are seen as having potential, and where every child is enabled to be the best that they can be regardless of their background, the challenges they face or the needs they may have. Belmont is very proud to have this award and has been recognised as a leading light in its adoption.
Achievement for All Quality Lead Gold Award
Building on our own successful experience in achieving the Achievement for All Quality Mark, Belmont has been recognised through this award as providing outstanding support to colleagues in a partner school to help them develop their own Achievement for All programme.
In recognition of our strength and depth in a range of ‘arts’ activities we have been awarded the prestigious Artsmark Gold award. Belmont strives to enrich and complement our curriculum through art, music, dance and drama to enhance our pupils’ learning. Belmont School’s links with the community and participation in local concerts and exhibitions has also been recognised.
Basic Skills Quality Mark
The Basic Skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continues improvement in literacy and numeracy. It recognises the provision, practice and performance in these basic skills across the whole school, and is valid for three years.
Belmont have achieved these awards (primary and secondary) for a fourth time in a row, demonstrating the school’s commitment to continuous improvement and high standards in literacy and numeracy in both primary and secondary.
ICT Mark (NAACE)
The ICT Mark recognises breadth and depth of how ICT is used to support teaching and learning at Belmont.
Thanks to staff, parents and carers and governors for their ongoing support to make our school such an outstanding one!