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Barking school bags national award for educational outcomes

PUBLISHED: 11:23 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 05 July 2017

Barking Abbey School is in the top 20 per cent of UK schools for pupil progress at Key Stage Four

Barking Abbey School is in the top 20 per cent of UK schools for pupil progress at Key Stage Four

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Barking Abbey School has been placed in the top 20 per cent of UK schools for exceptional pupil progress at Key Stage 4 by the Schools, Students and Teachers (SSAT) network.

The Sandringham Road school announced it had won the Educational Outcomes Award on Tuesday, June 27.

Headteacher Jo Tupman said a holistic approach to education secured the recognition, after the school introduced pastoral measures to help pupils cope with increased pressures.

“We have a very personal approach and we’ve tried to find the balance between academic support and pastoral support,” she said. “We can’t do anything about pupils being made to sit more exams but we can put in place things to support them emotionally.”

Ms Tupman said she was “proud” of her teachers’ “comprehensive” approach.

“It’s not about one strategy, one intervention or one member of staff,” she said. “We call ourselves the Barking Abbey family – we win together.”

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