The winners of the 2017 TES School Awards were announced on Friday 23 June and our school won the Maths Team of the Year award.
It was a fantastic evening for our Maths team. “Once I was there I realised how big the event was and what a great place to be shortlisted” one of our Maths teacher said.
The TES Schools Awards celebrates the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff across the UK. It promotes teachers, schools and departments who are raising the standards of education, by making a positive impact on the personal and academic success of the students and the wider community.
The process of application involved producing a 500 words statement about our school and achievements and three more documents as an evidence of our outstanding performance. The selected documents were our Ofsted report, the excellent exam results of our students and a collection of our enrichment activities.
The judges were very impressed with how our maths team incorporates a range of real-life examples in our teaching and make use of props to make the subject more interesting. In this way our students are inspired to think independently in applied and abstract ways.
This year our top-performing students competed against their contemporaries across the country in the UKMT maths challenge and won 5 gold, 29 silver and 37 bronze awards.
The overall results of our students have also been outstanding. Students achieved 81 per cent A* to C in GCSE mathematics; 96 per cent A* to C for statistics and 99 per cent A* to C for further maths at key stage 4. The school is among the top 1 per cent in the country for progress from KS2 to KS4.
The TES judges said: “The fantastic results this school has achieved and the positive feedback from students speaks volumes for the success and hard work of this inspirational team.”
Every year we are looking to improve our teaching methods and create a more personalised learning experience for our students. As our motto says – we aspire, commit and succeed in our goals and we teach our students the same principles.
Our headteacher Mr. McKenna said: “Alperton Community School aspires to provide every student with an outstanding education within a supportive, vibrant and stimulating learning environment and this award honours the outstanding achievements of our staff and students in mathematics.”