A NATIONAL Quality Mark Award has been given to Cadoxton Primary School in Barry.

The Quality Mark Award recognises schools which improve the well-being, resilience and self-esteem of their pupils.

Developed by leading education charity Achievement for All (AfA), it offers support programmes to schools and settings to help them improve outcomes in the lowest achieving 20 per cent.

Head teacher, Janet Hayward said the school was “delighted” to receive the award as recognition for its hard work and success at closing the gap due to social disadvantage.

She said: “Parents and teachers, working together have had a positive impact on the children’s progress and self-esteem.”

Schools are assessed for the Quality Mark Award within the second year of the Schools Programme.

The award focuses on a variety of categories such as strategic planning, quality of teaching and learning, effective use of interventions, pupil progress and community relationships.

Regional lead at AfA, Amanda Jones, said: “We are thrilled to present Cadoxton Primary School with this much deserved award.

"The school continues to evidence its strong focus on the aspirations, access and achievement of all pupils in the school, resulting in target groups of pupils on the AfA programme, making better than expected progress.

"The AfA programme has enabled the school to further extend their highly successful strategies for engaging parents/ carers in their children’s learning.

“Achievement for All believes that every child can progress, and through our programmes we hope to enable every child to be the best that they can be regardless of background, challenge, or need."