Tormead Recognised as a World Class School

Tormead School is celebrating! We have today been recognised as one of the very best schools in the world and become accredited as a High Performance Learning World Class School.

The award, only given to 11 other institutions globally, recognises schools at the forefront of educational thinking with exceptional outcomes for students. Tormead now joins an elite global community of schools from Dubai to Mexico, who routinely share practice and support each other.

Professor Deborah Eyre, Chair at High Performance Learning (the accreditation body) said:

Truly world-class schools understand that while grades are important, producing students who are intellectually and socially confident, work-place and life-ready with a global outlook and concern for others is our true aim. Tormead has worked hard to strengthen its practice and to move closer to the vision of every child becoming a high performer.

Staff and girls at Tormead School went through a rigorous and demanding two-year journey supported by the HPL organisation, to encourage all children to achieve success academically and throughout their lives.

Tormead Headmistress, Christina Foord, said:

We have so enjoyed embracing all that the HPL programme offers us – staff, parents and girls. It resonates so clearly with our approach to education in its fullest sense and indeed, in these challenging times, we are seeing many of the benefits as we develop our remote learning provision. The skills and attributes the girls acquire will support them in their education and their adult lives.

High Performance Learning

High Performance Learning (HPL) is a mission-driven organisation, working with schools and teachers to change the face of education and deliver student high performance for the many – whatever their background – not the few. HPL is a proven, research-based, pedagogy-led approach, which relies on teachers and their professional capital to help self-improving schools make the gear change to become world class. Its impact on the school is dramatic and sustained.

HPL work with both UK and international schools, state and independent sectors, and with multi-academy trusts. What HPL schools have in common is that they put teaching and learning at their heart and they are committed to accepting that everyone is a potential high performer and aiming for less is no longer acceptable. HPL provides a flexible teaching and learning framework for systematically building the cognitive competencies that lead to academic and lifetime success. In an HPL school, the philosophy and framework become part of a school’s DNA – an underpinning philosophy and common language for teaching and learning that drives the work of the school and brings coherence to the modern culture of targets, initiatives and programmes.

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