Award puts school on map

Clavering Primary School pupils (left to right) Mia, Luke, Ellie-Mae and Duane
Clavering Primary School pupils (left to right) Mia, Luke, Ellie-Mae and Duane
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A TOWN primary school has been chosen as one of a select few nationwide to receive a prestigious award.

Clavering Primary School, in Clavering Road, Hartlepool, has gained the Geographical Association’s Primary Geography Quality Mark, one of only 51 schools in the country to be handed the award.

The award recognises excellence in the geography curriculum in schools and also acts as a useful tool as it gives teachers access to action plans and learning materials.

Deputy headteacher Neil McAvoy said: “At Clavering we are committed to ensuring quality leadership at all levels and this award very positively reflects on the fantastic work carried out by our geography leader Tamsin Murray.

“She is our geography subject co-ordinator and also leads on a variety of other geography-related aspects of our wider curriculum such as our eco-school work, gardening projects and our outdoor learning zone.” Miss Murray said: “Geography is an essential part of our child-centred approach to learning and plays an important role in our vision to develop imagination, creativity, citizenship and an awareness of the world around us, leading to a thirst for knowledge and an interest in exploration.”

The award is the latest boost for the school, which has recently celebrated receiving Fairtrade school status and the full International School Award, as reported in the Hartlepool Mail last week.