Accreditations

As part of ensuring students receive the most enriching educational experience possible, the Trust and Green Spring Academy Shoreditch have worked hard to acquire a range of specialist accreditations to demonstrate our expertise in a variety of areas.

Artsmark

Artsmark is a programme which aims to help schools celebrate and strengthen their arts and culture provision, delivered by Trinity College London and endorsed by Arts Council England. As a multicultural environment, pursuing this accreditation was considered to be ideal for GSAS, allowing the academy to best celebrate its diversity and vibrancy. By joining Artsmark, the academy has access to valuable specialist advice, allowing staff to build even further on the already excellent arts and culture provision and help better develop the talents of students.

Healthy Schools London Gold Award

The Healthy Schools London Gold Award is an endorsement of the healthy habits that GSAS has shaped throughout the school and wider community; promoting and supporting the health and well- being of its students and local young people. Healthy Schools London has recognised GSAS for implementing sustainable changes which have made a lasting impact on the school community. Students at GSAS now have increased opportunities to be active both on their journey between school and home, and when they arrive, with an array of clubs and activities.

The Mayor’s London Schools Gold Club

For the second year running, Green Spring Academy Shoreditch is delighted to be a part of the Mayor’s London Schools Gold Club. This annual scheme celebrates and shares best practice between schools, with membership being awarded to those which demonstrate excellent attainment and achievement. This accreditation follows a highly successful year for the academy, having secured its best ever GSCE results.

Teach First

The Trust and Green Spring Academy Shoreditch are proud partners of Teach First. The academy has a track record of employing young, passionate teachers through the programme, many of whom have progressed into middle and senior leadership roles in a short space of time. We are committed to the continued development and training of talented staff through the programme, and have seen a hugely positive impact on student achievement through this approach. The quality of GSAS’s support and collaboration with Teach First can be seen in the case study Against the Odds – Five lessons in how to achieve the impossible: the story of Teach First

Professional Development Quality Mark

The Trust and Green Spring Academy Shoreditch are passionate about the development of all staff and the positive effect this has on student achievement, and pursue the Professional Development Quality Mark for this purpose. Being part of this programme allows leaders at the Trust and GSAS to assess how well they are promoting the professional development of staff, as well as devising ways of improving the provision even further. The Quality Mark helps to ensure that all staff are on a clear path of progression, and that the well-being of students remains central to their mindset.

Inclusion Quality Mark

In recognition of the performance of students and the quality of teaching, Green Spring Academy Shoreditch was designated an Inclusion Quality Mark school in July 2014, being one of the very few schools which holds this prestigious mark.

The assessors commented: “The staff at all levels give above and beyond what one can reasonably expect of them…Nobody is left out, child or adult…All are valued for their unique gifts and talents.”

Pupil Premium Awards

In March 2015, the academy secured a £100,000 prize at the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards, after being named as the London finalist in the Key Stage 4 category. The accolade was awarded in recognition of the exceptional outcomes GSAS continues to provide for its students, and the outstanding progress they make between Years 7 and 11.

“This is an extraordinary achievement. The judges, Sir John Dunford, Sir William Atkinson and Jane Lees tell me that your school excels in educating disadvantaged pupils and improving their outcomes. It is clear that you, your staff and governors are equipping your pupils with the skills for future success.”

David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools

International School Awards 

The British Council has continued to be impressed by Green Spring Academy Shoreditch’s commitment and understanding of international education, resulting in further accreditation from the International School Awards. This initiative encourages schools to build partnerships with other schools across the world, allowing students to experience a range of cultures through shared projects and visits. The academy has a number of international partner schools, in countries such as France, Germany and Finland and is proud to have received such an honourable award.

The Prince’s Teaching Institute Leadership Mark 

The PTI’s Schools Leadership Programme aims to encourage schools to consider whole-school approaches to leadership, staffing and the curriculum. For a second year, Green Spring Academy Shoreditch has achieved the Leadership Mark through an action-based research project, focusing on arts, culture, sports and social action. As part of this project, students have been involved in a series of workshops, fundraising events and volunteering activities, allowing them to develop a range of skills and take part in challenging opportunities.