19 September 2019

We are proud to announce that Chorlton High School has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice under the SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education. The Framework for Exceptional Education is a self-review and planning tool incorporating SSAT's 30 years of experience in school improvement. Co-developed with a group of high-performing schools and reviewed by leading academics, the framework supports schools in quality-assuring their work and sharing effective practice.

To achieve accreditation as transforming in practice, Chorlton High School was reviewed by another high-performing school and an independent moderator from SSAT. Recently, we welcomed two visitors from Trinity Academy, Halifax to conduct a Peer Review for our SSAT application for Transformative practice in ‘Leadership with Moral Purpose’ and ‘Principled Curriculum Design’.  Our visitors took part in learning walks around CHS and spoke with many staff and students throughout the day.  They saw creativity, vocabulary development, independence, guided practice and metacognitive modelling with extremely high levels of engagement and challenge. Our visitors also highlighted the impressive ‘academic talk’ used by our students during lessons, the fantastic breadth of our curriculum offer, and the moral purpose that drives all of our teaching and learning.

Chorlton High School has received recognition for the following:

SSAT Transformative Practice Awards -
Principled Curriculum Design
Professional Learning
Leadership with Moral Purpose

SSAT's Chief Executive, Sue Williamson comments "Outstanding teaching and learning is at the heart of the quality curriculum" and "for a school to be accredited for transforming practice is a real credit to their team and the quality of the work that they are doing".

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