Christepher Hald, head of juniors; Kevin O'Connell, Kevin Bullock, ETE; Charlotte Avery, headmistress
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An award programme designed to offer a complementary alternative to Ofsted has made its first award to an independent school
Posted by Dave Higgitt | April 13, 2015 | People, policy, politics
St Mary’s School , Cambridge, Excellence Through Employees award

St Mary’s School in Cambridge has become the first independent school in the country to achieve the Excellence Through Employees (ETE) award. The award, which complements and offers an alternative to the Ofsted agenda, is based on best-practice in organisational leadership. It evaluates the contributions made by employees towards the organisation’s core purpose and builds upon three characteristics: clear communication, high expectations and emotional intelligence.

The award’s founder, retired Cambridgeshire headteacher and a former National Leader in Education, Kevin Bullock said: “This clearly demonstrates that both St Mary’s Junior School and St Mary’s Senior School are great places to belong to, both as a student and an employee. The Excellence Through Employees award highlighted that St Mary’s School, Cambridge is a responsive, forward-thinking school with high expectations for both students and employees. The school encourages everyone, whatever their role, to contribute towards its continued success.”