Communication can be a challenge at a school where 62 different languages are spoken in pupils’ home. So Abraham Moss has trained a team of young translators to provide interpretation services to fellow students, parents and staff in languages including Somali, Urdu, Polish, Dutch or Italian. Through outreach activities, and with the help of highly trained EAL teachers and bilingual teaching assistants, Abraham Moss meets the needs of pupils at all stages of English acquisition, ensuring that even those with little or no English are fully included in the mainstream curriculum.
The judges said: ‘The school’s commitment to a global curriculum and to celebrating an international perspective is certainly something we can all learn from and something which it can be extremely proud of..’
Ann Mroz, editor of TES, commented: “Abraham Moss Community School embodies an inspiring commitment to tackling extremism, and are clearly powerful agents for learning, positivity and respect for all.”
Winners attended a black-tie event in at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by TV host and comedian Dara Ó Briain, where over 1,000 attendees celebrated all that is outstanding in UK education, from the efforts of individual teachers to the work of entire schools.
There are 17 awards categories including the flagship individual titles: Teacher of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Headteacher of the Year, and awards for teams and/or teachers in areas such as maths, arts and drama, English, science technology and engineering.
The winners were chosen by a panel of judges including Colin Bell, the chief executive of the Council of British International Schools, Dame Joan McVittie, former headteacher of Woodside High School, Sir Tim Brighouse, former schools commissioner for London and Colin Hegarty, maths teacher and founder of HegartyMaths.
Full details of the winners can be viewed here
For more coverage of the awards, profiles of the winners and photos from the evening, please visit www.tesawards.co.uk or pick up a copy of TES magazine, available in newsagents from 1 July.
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