International Eco Schools Award - Green Flag
Awarded November 2019
Subject Leader – Miss Grant
67 countries around the world are working towards Green Flag status in their schools. OLOL was awarded our Green Flag this year after three years of hard work (and achieving the other levels of Eco Award) with three successive Eco Teams. There are 7 steps and 10 topics to achieve success in this award and we have enthusiastically embraced this as it leads us back to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si.
Forest School Practitioner
Awarded June 2018
Subject Leader – Miss Grant
Forest Outreach – Mrs Austin
We are in a very privileged position alongside the Dingles and with the ongoing support of the Ranger Service, that we can provide our pupils with Forest Education and have enhanced our offer for outdoor learning in all subjects. Miss Grant will lead Curriculum based Forest Education and our newly arrived member of staff Mrs Austin will lead Forest Outreach with other schools, targeted provision for pupil premium children and outdoor and adventurous sports and games in PE.
Artsmark Award SILVER
Awarded February 2018
Subject Leader – Mrs Patrick
As a Silver Artsmark school Arts Council England celebrates your commitment to arts and cultural education and the opportunities emerging across your provision. Your children and young people are offered equal opportunity to participate in a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences and you recognise the importance of development opportunities for your staff in these areas. You understand the value of working with arts and cultural organisations and are developing partnerships to enhance your provision. Your children and young people have an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and you are working to build on the foundations of your provision.
The panel enjoyed reading about how working towards Artsmark had created a richer arts offer at your school and your commitment to supporting teachers to develop their arts teaching skills is noteworthy. This included the dedicated INSET day and regular staff meeting time, to monitor and support work, as well as developing a tailored school arts curriculum to better track pupil progress…
Congratulations on your Artsmark Silver Award!
NAACE ICT Mark
Awarded November 2017
Subject Leader – Mrs Lynch/Miss Kenny
Following an extensive external assessment, we have been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark. The award recognises the school’s success in developing the strategic use of technology in both administration and across the curriculum. Success in this award is a sign that OLOL children are attending a school at the forefront of modern technology.
Speaker's School Council Award
Highly Commended - Awarded September 2017
Subject Leader – Mrs Larkin
The Speaker's School Council Award is an annual competition for School Council's to show how they are making a daily impact in their schools. Miss Ballantyne has worked with the School Council to try and develop awareness and action linked to road safety outside our school.
Primary Science Quality Mark
GOLD Level - Awarded May 2017
Subject Leader – Mrs Larkin/Mr Woollard
The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.
School’s take part in PSQM Assessment
International Schools Award
Intermediate Level - Awarded January 2017
Subject Leader – Mrs David
International education enriches teaching and learning. It introduces educators to new practices and perspectives, furthering their professional development and raising teaching standards. It gives young people a window into different cultures and countries, helping them develop as responsible global citizens and preparing them for life and work in a global society.
The International School Award provides a supportive and motivational framework to guide your international learning activities and helps you gain recognition for your ongoing international work. It can support schools at any stage of their international journey and can be adapted to any curriculum.
The Intermediate level of the International School Award is for schools already working on international activities. It is ideal for schools that:
Subject Leader – Mrs Anthony
Music Mark is a membership organisation for Music Services and/or Lead Organisations of a Music Education Hub, their teaching and support teams, their partners and their schools. The aim is to enable the delivery of high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people.
Music Mark hopes to continue raising the status and value of music in a broad and balanced education through:
School Games Mark
Awarded Sept 2016/Sept 2017/Sept 2018/Sept 2019
Subject Leader – Mrs Austin/Miss Kenny
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.
The Mark is a retrospective award which will validate your success over the ongoing academic year. Therefore, it's important to familiarise yourself with the criteria documents made available in January each year.
The School Games can help your students:
Basic Skills Quality Mark (BSQM)
First Awarded - 2003/Currently on 5th Accreditation
Subject Leader – N/A
The Primary Quality Mark award was first developed in 1997, with the help of local education authorities and primary schools throughout England and Wales, to provide a framework that would promote, support and celebrate the improvement of english and mathematics in schools.
The 10 Primary Quality Mark elements are:
The Primary Quality Mark process involves the whole school community in self-review and targeted intervention.