Quality Mark for Early Years

13 September 2019
Quality Mark for Early Years

We are delighted to announce that Sutton Valence Prep School has been awarded the Quality Mark for Early Years provision. This is an internationally acknowledged accreditation supporting and recognising high-quality education, and in particular improving standards in the provision, practice and performance of English and Mathematics. Only a handful of schools in Kent have been awarded this accreditation and we believe SVPS is the first independent school to be recognised in this way.

The assessors who visited the School in early July made a number of overwhelmingly positive comments about what they observed. These include the following:

“Early Years staff plan flexible, differentiated and creative activities which reflect pupils’ interests and the events that occur during the school year.”

“Practitioners know each child extremely well” and “Staff have appropriately high expectations of what children can achieve in the Early Years classes”.

“Staff adapt their teaching styles to best suit their pupils” and “Technology is effectively used to support and extend learning in literacy and Mathematics”.

“The EYFS environment is bright and colourful, and displays the children’s creativity.”

Miss Corkran said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who work with our youngest children for their commitment to supporting our pupils’ development within the Early Years department. In order to achieve the Quality Mark, Miss McCarmick and her team worked tirelessly on the ten elements of the audit and they were inspected in the last week of the summer term, showing that the quality of our pupils’ education is outstanding right up until the very end of the School year.

As you know, we really enjoy and appreciate working closely with our families and I would like to thank you for your support of the School. The Quality Mark is a wonderful achievement for all of us.”

For further information on the Early Years Quality Mark and how it is assessed, click here.

With effect from 6th November 2019, Nursery and Reception will be open for informal visits every Wednesday morning (9.00 - 10.00am). Come along to see our Quality Mark accredited Early Years classes in operation. Please contact Abigail Betts bettsa@svs.org.uk to book your visit.

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