The Results are IN!
The Learning Community Trust says it is ‘absolutely delighted’ with GCSE results at all three of its Telford secondary schools, which have broken several records.
The Trust runs three of the largest secondary schools in the borough – Hadley Learning Community, Ercall Wood, and Charlton.
Ercall Wood achieved its best-ever results as part of across-the-board improvements in attainment rates under the school’s new leadership team.
Hadley Learning Community maintained the levels of its record-breaking results in the year before the Covid lockdown, headlined by another particularly strong performance in English.
And Charlton School continued its improvements of 2019 by recording its highest ever percentage of pupils achieving 9-4 grades, and more students achieving high English grades than ever before.
The Trust also runs Queensway School in Telford, which caters for children and young people on the autistic spectrum, and those with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
This school has also recorded its best-ever results, with many students achieving GCSE grades of 4 or above in English, maths and science.
Dr Gill Eatough, chief executive of the Trust, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with these results, which reflect the hard work of our students during what has clearly been a challenging couple of years.
“These are fantastic results, which have been achieved in spite of the huge disruption to learning caused by Covid. The catch-up programmes and revision sessions we put in place for them have obviously paid dividends.”
She added: “We are particularly pleased to see the significant improvements at Ercall Wood under new head Richard Gummery and his team, especially English which was a key focus for us.
“And the performance across the board at Charlton has built on the progress made before lockdown, with an increase in high grades and more than 80% of students achieving 9-4 in English.
“Hadley Learning Community has also maintained its high standards, and we are particularly pleased with the performance in English, which seems to be a real high point across the whole Trust this year.”
She added: “The record-breaking results at Queensway also come ahead of what we are confident will be an excellent Ofsted report, which is due to be published over the next few weeks.
“Our students have worked so hard to achieve the grades they require to move onto their chosen next step – whether that is college, sixth form, or an apprenticeship. We wish them all well on the next stage of their journey.
“Throughout all of the challenges which Covid has thrown at us, staff have never lost sight of our primary objective – to provide an outstanding education that prepares young people to be successful in all they do, both now and in the future.”
Pic: Charlton School students, from left, Isabel Jevons, Jasmin Wilcox, Haleemah Mahmood, Nimra Hussain