School Awards

The awards that school has won and some brief information about them are listed below.

 

Investors in People Award (Silver 2012)


The school has been successful in gaining this award twice; the first time in 2002 and again in 2006, 2009 and the Silver award in 2011.   The award acknowledges the school commitment to staff development and encouraging people to improve their own and other’s performance.

 

Arts Mark Gold Award (July 2013 - 2016)


Artsmark Gold Award is given by the Arts Council after the school completed an audit of its art’s provision and submitted a detailed application form. This application lists the school’s provision in each of the Arts areas which include Music, Drama, Art and Dance. There are minimum time requirements which the school must satisfy to illustrate their commitment to the arts and these include after school provision and professional development targets for staff. The school was originally given the award in 2004, renewed in 2006, 2010 and again in 2013.  We are currently working hard in school to meet the requirements of the award again with a view to being awarded again in 2017-18.

 

   

International School Award (2013 -2016)

This is awarded by the British Council for schools who have demonstrated strong international links. It was awarded for "Outstanding development of the International Dimension of the Curriculum". The school has to produce an Action Plan which is submitted to the British Council and if this is accepted then a portfolio of work linked to the Action Plan is prepared. Our school was one of the first in Sefton to receive the award in October 2004 , again in Summer 2007, 2010 and more recently renewed in 2013.

 

Sure Start Excellence Mark

This is awarded by Sure Start Sefton in recognition of the school having clear aims and objectives that are compatible with the Sure Start principles. Sure Start being a government initiative aimed at supporting young children and their families. The award was presented in 2005.

 

Rights Respecting Schools Award

Again St. Oswald's was one of the first schools in Sefton to gain this award.  This UNICEF award recognises the schools commitment to children's rights and responsibilities across the UNICEF children's rights convention.  This award was gained in 2010.We have now received Level 2 – Gold Award (2012) the first school in Sefton.  We were reqarded with Level 2 again in May 2016. (2016-2019)

 

Sing Up Gold Award (2011)

For the whole school commitment to singing.

 

Church School Partnership Award  Level 1 (January 2011)


For the close working partnership between St. Oswald's Church and the school. At St. Oswald's Church of England Primary school we are very proud of all of our achievements and awards.  We have won a range of Awards and continue to progress by gaining higher awards and gaining more.

 

Church School Partnership Award 2

We have received this award in recognition of the church and School working in partnership to make a difference through Christian Values

 

School Games Mark

The Sainsbury's 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. We have previously achieved silver and with our continued commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport and after school physical activities we have been awarded gold in summer 2016.

 

Let's Get Cooking

At St. Oswald’s, we are committed to Healthy Eating. All our school meals have been approved through National Standards.

 

Healthy Schools Award

This is a national award given by Sefton Healthy Schools Team. The school has to achieve success in four areas which include Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Personal, Social and Health Education and Emotional Health. In order to achieve the award the school has to provide evidence of successful programs in each of these areas. Once again St. Oswald’s was one of the first schools in Sefton to receive this national accolade.

 

National Healthy Schools Status

St. Oswald’s has achieved this National Standard for commitment to promoting both healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.

 

Children’s University

All our staff participate in delivering accredited modules which are part of Sefton’s, Children’s University. Many of these clubs are requested by the pupils themselves. Our modules are often over subscribed and remain popular with the pupils.

 

Fmsis Award

FMSiS (Financial Management Standards in Schools) is a mandatory

requirement to provide assurance that schools have adequate arrangements in place to manage their resources effectively. The Standard is awarded to the school for good financial management practices, rather than to any individual, and requires renewal every three years.

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NAACE Award (July 2017)

This award is for schools with good use of technology to support teaching, learning and school administration. Our school has gained this award for excellent provision in ICT and demonstrating continual improvement through the use of ICT.

 

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Online Safety 360 Award (July 2017)

To earn the 360 degree safe Online Safety Mark, schools have to reach a series of benchmark levels when they complete the online self review. The evidence is then verified by a visit from experienced Assessors. Ron Richards, Lead Assessor for the 360 degree safe Online Safety Mark, congratulated the school on its success and commented that it was re-assuring to know that the school had put a lot of thought and effort into improving the online  safety of the staff and young people, by addressing these important safeguarding issues.

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