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Hillborough Junior School headteacher John Williams (centre back) with staff and pupils

Hillborough Junior School headteacher John Williams (centre back) with staff and pupils

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Hillborough Junior School staff and pupils were basking in yet another accolade this week – they were the only Luton school to appear in a national newspaper poll of England’s top 400 primary and prep schools.

The influential Sunday Times Schools Guide takes various criteria into account, including Sats Key Stage 2 results. Hillborough Primary came 214th – down from 150th last year. It has also been designated a National Support School with headteacher John Williams named as a National Leader.

Mr Williams said: “The school has a strong tradition of achievement.

“We’ve gone from strength to strength since being awarded BEACON status in 1999. We’ve just been designated a National Support School and I’ve been named a National Leader.”

But he added: “The reason for our success is team work. Staff want to stay because they feel an important part of the school.
“I believe in CPD – continuing professional development, which allows teachers to develop within the school.

“This means we can offer the children stability in an ever-changing world. We give them roots, a sense of belonging. We’re like family.

“We build on what they can achieve. We have a rigorous programme of sports and performing arts which encourages self-esteem and confidence and this impacts on their learning.”The influential Sunday Times Schools Guide takes various criteria into account, including Sats Key Stage 2 results. Hillborough Primary came 214th – down from 150th last year. It has also been designated a National Support School with headteacher John Williams named as a National Leader.

Mr Williams said: “The school has a strong tradition of achievement.

“We’ve gone from strength to strength since being awarded BEACON status in 1999. We’ve just been designated a National Support School and I’ve been named a National Leader.”

But he added: “The reason for our success is team work. Staff want to stay because they feel an important part of the school.
“I believe in CPD – continuing professional development, which allows teachers to develop within the school.

“This means we can offer the children stability in an ever-changing world. We give them roots, a sense of belonging. We’re like family.

“We build on what they can achieve. We have a rigorous programme of sports and performing arts which encourages self-esteem and confidence and this impacts on their learning.”

 

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