Our Awards

Team Ernehale are proud of our achievements! Please see details of our recent awards below.

Achievement for All Quality Mark

Achievement for All is a national charity which focusses on transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, and their families, by raising educational aspirations, access, and achievement. The aims of Achievement For All are completely in line with Team Ernehale’s views and ethos, and have provided a framework which has allowed us to move forward and continually develop our practice, resulting in the best possible education for all.

The charity has worked alongside Team Ernehale to ensure we provide a safe, understanding, and encouraging environment where all children are supported to flourish and achieve their full potential. We recognise the most powerful form of education comes from parents, carers, children and teachers working as a team, ensuring that children are fully involved in school life. We have achieved this by engaging with parents and pupils, and valuing the wealth of knowledge they have to offer. The quality mark recognises the fact that our school is working to a high standard, using the very best practice to ensure our students reach their full potential.

For further information, please go to http://www.afa3as.org.uk/

UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships.

Ernehale was one of just twenty two schools in the County to participate in the project ‘The Whole World came to Our School Today’ which saw us form links with local school in the region. Along with joint trips to Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle, there was lots of work sharing and joint projects, namely our big identity project ‘Who am I? The RRSA team has also led the ‘Send My Friend to School’ campaign at school. This has seen us deliver over 700 pieces of campaign project work to No 10 Downing Street over the past four years – with lots more to deliver this year too! A big thank you to our MP Vernon Coaker for his ongoing support with all our work.

For a school to be accredited as rights-respecting it must show evidence that it has reached all four of the following standards:

The best interests of the child are a top priority in all actions. Leaders are committed to placing the values and principles of the CRC at the heart of all policies and practice.

The Convention is made known to children and adults. Young people and adults use this shared understanding to work for global justice and sustainable living.

Young people and adults collaborate to develop and maintain a rights-respecting school community, based on the CRC, in all areas and in all aspects of school life.

Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them and to have their views taken seriously. Young people develop the confidence, through their experience of an inclusive rights-respecting school community, to play an active role in their own learning and to speak and act for the rights of all to be respected locally and globally.

In June 2013 Martin Russell, the Education Officer for UNICEF, spent a morning at Ernehale Juniors meeting staff and pupils, looking at the work we do throughout school and interviewing our fantastic RRSA Steering Group pupils. Martin was very impressed with everything he saw and we were delighted to be awarded the Rights Respecting Schools Award – a brilliant achievement for Team Ernehale and especially for our RRSA team.

For more information about the project, please visit UNICEF’s RRSA page at:


360 Degree Safe E-Safety Mark

We gained the E Safety Mark in recognition of our practices, policies and procedures around Internet safety. Safeguarding in today’s digital world has been a key focus at Ernehale Junior School for some time, so we are delighted that this has been recognised with this award. For more information, please go to http://www.360safe.org.uk/Home

British Council International School Award

We gained this internationally recognised accreditation by forging links with partners overseas and adding an international dimension to our curriculum. By working on joint projects and adding international elements to lessons, pupils (and teachers) we were given a fresh perspective on the world and our place in it.

For more information, please go to http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/International-School-Award


Team Ernehale are always looking for ways to be outstanding, and technology is a key part of our day to day curriculum that allows us to achieve this. We gained the NAACE ICT Mark award due to this as we demonstrate both an effective and mature use of technology, not only to support teaching, learning but also to support school administration.

For more information, please go to http://www.naace.co.uk/

Investors in Pupils

At Ernehale, we believe that it is important that pupils see they can make a difference. The Investors in Pupils award builds on the principles of Investors in People, and at its heart is pupil voice and pupil participation, a perfect fit for Team Ernehale.

Whilst working towards the award, pupils were encouraged to find out about the school, the jobs of everyone in it and also that the school has a budget. Pupils were supported to set targets for the class and for themselves and encouraged to recognise the importance of the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in their education, and how they as pupils can make a difference.

Healthy Schools Status – Gold Award

We are proud to announce that Team Ernehale have achieved Gold Healthy Schools Status! Healthy Schools supports the link between good health, behaviour and achievement through a whole school approach. It offers close support and guidance to schools, primary care trusts and local authorities, and equips children and young people with the skills and knowledge to make informed health and life choices and to reach their full potential.

For more information, please go to nice.org.uk/nicemedia/documents/nhss_parents-carers-guide.pdf

Sing Up – Platinum Award

We love singing here at Ernehale as we believe it improves learning, confidence, health and social development. Further to this, Team Ernehale were the second school in Nottinghamshire to achieve the Sing Up Platinum award!

The Platinum Award is by nomination only and can only be achieved by schools that:

Please take a look at our diary dates as there are plenty of opportunities for parents and carers to see our singing in action.

For more information, please go to http://www.singup.org/