Press Release for Blackawton Primary School November 2016

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Praise for Blackawton Primary School


Blackawton Primary School has been praised by Rebecca Clark, the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West, for its outstanding performance last year. 


The Regional School’s Commissioner is the Secretary of State for Education’s representative in the region.  She wrote congratulating them on their results which position them “as one of our region’s highest performing schools”.  She went on to say how impressive an achievement this is in a year when standards have themselves been rising nationally.  She recognised the “sheer hard work which sits behind results like these”. 


Head of School Tina Rodwell-Lynn said, “We are thrilled to receive this national recognition.  Our aim at Blackawton is for every individual child to be the very best they can possibly be.  We encourage children to lead their own learning, reflect on successes and set their next steps to achieveing excellence.  It is fantastic that the Blackawton way has produced results which receive this kind of recognition. Our year 6 motto ‘Work Hard – Play Hard (eat cake) certainly paid off! This year 6 class worked very hard indeed. I am extremely proud of all our staff and pupils.”


Executive Head of Academies South West, Roger Pope, said “Blackawton is a fabulous example of a thriving village school that both gives the children a well-rounded education and achieves outstanding results.  Many congratulations and huge thanks to Tina Rodwell-Lynn and her staff”.