We are thrilled that Bosworth Academy have been awarded yet another prestigious accolade. On Thursday 6th December students travelled to the awards ceremony in London along with Head Teacher – Mr Brown, for the award winning schools to be announced following a year-long process undertaken by 6 students from year groups across the academy.
WCSQM assessment requires schools to demonstrate that their students are capable of compiling comprehensive evidence in support of their application. All applicant schools must exceed a challenging threshold in their Key Stage 2 or 4 performance before being invited to apply. Their students must then develop a compelling case for accreditation through detailed auditing of their school’s capabilities, video submissions in support of their application, and participating in an assessment centre event, at which their performances are measured against a challenging framework.
The award’s uniqueness lies in the fact that the students are assessed with regard to whether they themselves are World Class, rather than the school itself. WCSQM believes that if a school is truly World Class, then its students should be able to demonstrate this in whatever context they find themselves. The award is supported by a range of prestigious businesses, further and higher education providers, and parent organisations that are interested in which schools nationally are the best at developing young people to succeed in a rapidly evolving world.
The process of applying for the award began with students from Years 7 to 11 compiling a file of evidence which they had to gather independently. They also produced a film which featured interviews with staff and students and demonstrated a week at Bosworth Academy. This year, the final stage of the accreditation process, the assessment centre event, took place at The Riverbank Academy in Coventry where the 72 potential World Class students were required to work in teams to develop the Riverbank Academy school grounds to promote accessibility, independence and a love of learning for their students.
The Quality Mark recognises state secondary schools which progress beyond their OFSTED “outstanding” judgement and are exceptional when benchmarked against international standards. We are particularly proud of this award as it is very student focused, with our students demonstrating their independence, self assurance and ability to carry out a project using their own initiative. Well done to Thiravian, Poppy, Neely, Franklin, Katie and Grace for the effort and hard work they have put into this project not only demonstrating amazing teamwork but also epitomizing the expectations that Bosworth Academy has for all of our students. Year 9 student, Neely stated:- “Being part of the world class school process was lots of hard but rewarding work and I’m very proud to have been part of our team of world class students who achieved this. In the end we have Bosworth to thank for making us the world class students we are, and for picking us to be part of this process.”