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Accreditations

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
This logo signifies that when Prince Henry’s was last inspected in May 2013 we were deemed to be an “outstanding” school, the highest possible category.
Music Mark is the UK Association for Music Education, which champions and supports access to music for all children and young people. Prince Henry’s was nominated for the Music Mark 2020/21 by Severn Arts (Worcestershire’s Music Education Hub).  Music Mark Schools are nominated for their recognition of the value of music as part of the curriculum and are actively engaged in improving music education provision within their school community.
SCHOOL GAMES PLATINUM KITEMARK
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. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. Prince Henry’s held the Gold Award for 5 consecutive years from 2012 and, in 2017, became one of the first schools in the country to be awarded the new Platinum Mark.
CAREER MARK
Career Mark is a nationally recognised qualification that assesses the quality of Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. It is rigorous in its evaluation of the careers help that is given in school with an external inspection into the management and curriculum on offer, together with an assessment of the outcome for the students in their destination and knowledge of career planning. The award lasts for two years before re-inspection which ensures the quality of the mark is maintained.
NATIONAL TEACHING SCHOOL
Designated by the National College for Teaching & Leadership
Prince Henry’s was awarded National Teaching School Status in May 2014. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. 
Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as “outstanding” and mark a shift towards school-centred training. They work with partner schools in an alliance, including at least one university, to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.
NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE
The Network of Excellence recognises schools that make a significant contribution to the teaching of Computing. In the case of Prince Henry’s this was awarded for our long term support for the subject, the fact that our Computing teachers are specialists in the subject area and for our support of other schools in their development and delivery of Computing.
ARTSMARK GOLD AWARD
Awarded by the Arts Council, this award acknowledges our excellent provision for a range of Arts subjects and projects, both on the curriculum and in terms of extra-curricular provision.
SCHOOL GAMES KITEMARK 2019/20
During the exceptional challenges of the 2019/20 academic year, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the School Games award recognises the continued commitment to sport by schools during the Autumn and Spring Terms.  The prestigious School Games Virtual Award has been awarded to schools who have continued this commitment through their online provision throughout the lockdown and in the Summer Term.
THE SMSC QUALITY MARK
The SMSC Quality Mark has been developed by a working group comprised of educational consultants, staff from Citizenship Foundation, Headteachers and teachers.
By empowering young people for a stronger society,  the objective is to work to ensure that children and young people are able to make a positive difference to the society in which they live – locally, nationally and globally.
We do this by helping them develop knowledge, skills and confidence.  It’s good for them, and essential for strengthening and safeguarding our society and democratic way of life.
NATIONAL SUPPORT SCHOOL
Dr Evans was appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in May 2016. NLEs along with staff in their school – designated a National Support School – use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools. 
NLEs are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support, or to those in transition to academy status. The type of support provided is flexible and can sometimes involve NLEs becoming an executive headteacher. They also have responsibility for bringing onthe next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.