Healing School Celebrates Top Class Award

Exceptional pupil progress at a North East Lincolnshire school has been rewarded with national recognition.


Healing School has won an educational outcomes award from the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT) after being named in the country’s top 20% of schools for progress.
Department for Education and Ofsted sources are combined to produce the organisation’s database from which it announces its winners.


SSAT’s Chief Executive Sue Williamson congratulated Principal Michelle Dewland and everyone at Healing School on its “excellent performance” last year.
“I’m delighted to announce that your school has won a SSAT Educational Outcomes award for being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress,” Ms Williamson said.


Mrs Dewland described the award as “fantastic news”.


“SSAT is an established, reputable network and its annual analysis of data is highly regarded,” said Mrs Dewland.


“To be named in the country’s top 20% of schools for progress is a credit to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. Progress is the Government’s key measure and this school continues, year on year, to achieve sustained excellence in its outcomes.”

The Department for Education’s performance league tables, produced earlier this year, confirm Healing’s Progress 8 measure – which illustrates the improvement made by pupils from entering secondary school in Year 7 to leaving in Year 11 - was an ‘above average’ 0.41.


It meant 2018 was the third successive year Healing had been significantly above the national average.
Mrs Dewland has been invited to a regional awards ceremony by SSAT to receive the outcomes award.

L to R Mr Foster (Assistant Principal) Mrs Dewland (Principal) and Mrs Smith (Vice Principal) with current Year 11 pupils