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NHSG shortlisted in TES Schools Awards

May 3, 2024

Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG) has been shortlisted in this year’s TES Schools Awards – a prestigious awards programme dubbed the ‘Oscars of Education’ that celebrates the best of education across the UK.

NHSG is shortlisted for the Independent Senior School of the Year award and is the only North East school to be shortlisted in that category.

The TES Schools Awards recognises the very best teachers and schools from UK state and independent schools, across early years settings, primary and secondary.

The shortlist was compiled by a panel of judges including school leaders and experts. The schools and teachers they chose showcase the best of education across the sector within 21 award categories, covering all areas of school education.

Amanda Hardie, Head at NHSG, an all-through 3 to 18 all-girl school, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this award, and it is an honour to have the work we are doing here at Newcastle High recognised nationally in this way. It is an incredibly exciting time to be at Newcastle High as we deliver on our vision of empowering future-ready girls who are leaders, trailblazers and world-shapers, paving the way for themselves, and those who come after them.”

NHSG’s submission focused on its three current priorities: academic excellence, growing pupil numbers and innovative curriculum design. Able to evidence impact through its pupil voice feedback and consultation schemes and driving its strategy forward with a newly formed Academic Leadership Team, the school is working with teaching staff to develop pedagogy and to ensure effective and inspiring teaching and learning takes place across the school.

Its innovative curriculum design, including a forward-looking STEM curriculum, informed by NHSG’s collaboration with regional universities and Sage, is ensuring that pupils are equipped with the future-facing skills in tech, including coding, cyber-security and AI. By reaching as many girls as possible through increased pupil numbers and outreach work, NHSG is ensuring that more girls are able to pave the way for themselves and to shape the world around them for the better.

Jon Severs, Editor of TES Magazine said: “Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries – the standard was so high this year despite the challenges schools face. It is critical we celebrate excellence and share it widely so we can ensure that the fantastic work happening in education is properly recognised.”

Winners will be announced on 21st June at a glittering awards night at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane in London.

This year also marked the first time TES operated this awards programme internationally with the TES Awards for International Schools.

To view the full shortlist online, please visit https://www.tes.com/en-gb/schools-awards.