Pearson National Teaching Awards

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Jo Richardson Community School

Jo Richardson Community School

The Award for School of the Year – Making a Difference

Dagenham, Essex

Since Jo Richardson Community School was established in East London in 2002, it has strived to ensure that all its students have access to not only the highest quality secondary education, but also a vast range of opportunities outside the classroom that will both challenge and engage them.

The school motto is ‘Success For All’ and this underpins their truly inclusive policies which aim to support all students to achieve their full potential. This philosophy is compounded by their ACHIEVE agenda that sets out the seven key qualities they aim to equip young people with by the time they leave school. Jo Richardson Community School is a special place for young people to learn, develop and flourish.