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Stanley Park Infants School Celebrates Double Whammy - 23.07.09

Stanley Park Infants School is celebrating this week after receiving two prestigious awards.

The school is the first in Sutton to be awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark. The award is for its work in ensuring the learning and well being of every child matters and teaches respect for all children as individuals in a creative teaching and learning environment. 

Inclusion Quality Mark Assessor, Linda Carr said: "Stanley Park Infants is a fully inclusive school where children, staff and parents are well supported to learn and to achieve to the best of their ability.  Its welcoming ethos ensures that all those who come into the school are received warmly and as a result everyone feels well respected and listened to".

Stanley Park Infants School is also celebrating achieving an Artsmark Gold award by the Arts Council England. Artsmark is the national arts award for schools that demonstrate a commitment to developing their arts provision from drama to music, design to literature, dance to sculpture. 

The arts play a huge role in the school community at Stanley Park Infants School. The children got the chance to work with professional musicians at an African drumming workshop on Wednesday 15 July. Hundreds of parents and members of the local community attended the event. Over the course of the year, the school have been involved in a number of exciting arts projects including working with the Notting Hill Carnival and developing a project with the EMI Music Foundation. 

Mrs Rachel Jacob, Head teacher of the school, said: "I would like to thank all of the school community for their hard work in achieving these two awards.  The awards recognise the sheer hard work and strong team commitment everyone has to the school in enabling everyone to "Be the best they can be". The arts have been just one way in which we have ensured that the experiences our children have at school are creative, enjoyable and inclusive."

Cllr Tony Brett Young, Executive Member for Young People said: "Well done to Stanley Park Infants on their prestigious awards. It really shows the school is a creative and inclusive environment which is achieving great things for its students."

Last updated: Friday, 24 July 2009

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