Hazeldene Lower School Receive Every Child Matters Mark
The Mayor will be attending Hazeldene Lower School’s assembly at
10am, on Tuesday 14th December, to present the school with the
‘Every Child Matters’ (ECM) Quality Mark.
The ECM recognition follows the school’s ability to provide five
outcomes to raise achievement: achieve economic wellbeing, stay
safe, make a positive contribution, stay healthy, enjoy and
achieve. Hazeldene Lower School is the first school in Bedford
Borough to receive it.
The award will be presented by the Mayor to Hazeldene Lower
School’s Chair of Governors, Peter Gell, by way of a glass
The Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said: “As part of our commitment to
raising school standards across the borough, it gives me great
pleasure to award Hazeldene Lower School with this well respected
quality mark. We want to ensure that all young people are given
opportunities to grow and thrive through the experiences to which
they have access during their school years. We are very serious
about our objective to drive up standards and improve young
people’s lives as a result.”
Helen Ward, Interim Head teacher, at Hazeldene Lower School,
said: “As a school, on behalf of the governors, staff, parents and
children we are very proud to receive this award in recognition of
all the hard work that the school does for all our pupils.”
At the award event, seven children from the school council will be
putting prepared questions to the Mayor and the school will be
singing two songs for participants to enjoy.
The ECM Mark was awarded after two ECM assessors examined the
school’s portfolios of evidence and interviewed parents, governors,
pupils and staff.