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.

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.

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

Inclusion Quality Mark

In July 2017, Green Spring Academy Shoreditch was once again awarded the prestigious Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM).  The IQM was established in October 2004 with the objective of supporting schools to become truly inclusive. It recognises and celebrates the inclusion work going on in schools, on both a local and national scale.  It has the largest team of assessors and advisors in the UK examining how schools meet the ever changing needs of a diverse community in delivering an inclusive education.

We are proud to be a truly inclusive academy that provides outstanding and personalised support for our most vulnerable students.  The retaining of our IQM status underscores our commitment in this area.

The assessor commented: “The Acting Head of School and her team are highly visible and approachable colleagues, passionate about further developing the inclusive environment of the school and determined to secure appropriate programmes and interventions to meet the needs of all students.”

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.