Aysgarth School has been recognised as a STEER Champion School for their unwavering commitment to consistently applying STEER's innovative toolkit throughout the past academic year. This prestigious designation highlights Aysgarth School's dedication to supporting its children.
STEER's innovative toolkit prioritises childrens’ needs, both within and outside the classroom, using a predictive, preventative, and precise methodology. Aysgarth School's commitment to this approach sets them apart as a leader in modern educational practices.
The school's selection as a STEER Champion School was based on the following specific aspects of their application:
Effective Assessment Process: Aysgarth School has demonstrated an outstanding ability to assess their pupils’' needs comprehensively and accurately. Their data-driven approach ensures that pupils receive precisely targeted support, helping them thrive academically and personally.
Effective Use and Impact of Student Action Plans: The school has excelled in creating and implementing individualized Student Action Plans, ensuring that each student's unique needs are addressed. The positive impact of these plans has been remarkable, leading to enhanced academic performance and overall well-being among the pupils.
Effective Use and Impact of Group Action Plans: Aysgarth School has successfully harnessed the power of group Action Plans to address broader issues and enhance the educational experience for all pupils. This collaborative approach has fostered a sense of community and inclusivity, making the school a prime example of the positive outcomes that can be achieved with collective effort.
Aysgarth School's consistent commitment to the STEER methodology reflects its dedication to providing a high-quality education that addresses the unique needs of each pupil. Their recognition as a STEER Champion School is a testament to the importance placed on pastoral care and their innovative and data-driven approach to education.
Jonathan Anderson, Headmaster is delighted by this recognition and expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the school's staff. He believes that the STEER toolkit has not only improved academic outcomes but has also contributed to a positive and inclusive school culture where there is continual emphasis and energy spent on ensuring the well-being of our whole community.
Paul Barlow, Head of Pastoral, " we continually teach our boys how important it is to openly discuss their emotions, particularly in the face of growing mental health challenges. The STEER toolkit plays a crucial role in identifying and equipping the boys with the necessary skills to articulate their feelings. This underscores the importance of integrating mental health education in every school, ensuring that pupils are equipped with skills to understand and regulate their own mental wellbeing as they venture into adulthood."