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Families First Accreditation Success! 

Congratulations to Discovery Academy on completing the Families First Accreditation!

The award recognises schools’ excellence in providing information, advice and assistance to local families.

Matthew Pike, Principal at Discovery said: “The whole school, including our dedicated Family Footings team work in partnership with families to get things right for every pupil at Discovery. It is great to now have the external accreditation to confirm that and be able to share with other schools how we work.”

Endeavour Academy completed the award at the end of last academic year and Quest Academy will also be undertaking the award soon. The external verification highlights a core part of the Trust's culture and ethos, summed up in our strapline: Putting Children and Families First.

The Families First Quality Award, coordinated by the Family and Childcare Trust and the National Association of Families Information Services (NAFIS), aims to demonstrate that families are being kept at the heart of school life. It has been successfully completed by primary and secondary schools, pupil referral units, nurseries, children’s centres and SEN schools.’ Megan Jarvie, Head of Policy and Communications at the Family and Childcare Trust said: “The award gives schools the recognition they deserve and functions as an effective quality improvement tool, giving staff the confidence they need to provide an excellent service to families in their local area.”