Accreditation & Association

These are the organisations that Longdean School holds accreditations with or have recognised associations with.

The East Dacorum Co-operative Learning Trust

The East Dacorum Co-operative Learning Trust was established by Adeyfield School, The Astley Cooper School and Longdean School.  Since coming into existence in July 2014, the Trust has already begun to develop a number of projects that will support the schools and the communities they serve.  The Trust board is made up of representatives from Roundwood Park School, BP, Rotary Club, The University of Hertfordshire, Lloyds Banking Group, The Co-operative Society and Herts for Learning.

The aims of the trust are:
The East Dacorum Co-operative Learning Trust will reinforce the Cooperative values of Self Help, Self Reliance, Equity, Equality, Democracy and Solidarity by:

  • Developing outstanding teaching for all our students·
  • Developing our partnership with parents and the wider community to raise aspirations & achievement for all·
  • Developing partnerships with higher education providers and employers to provide opportunities for all young people·
  • Developing smooth educational transitions for children and young people from birth to 24 years of age·
  • Using the co-operative values and framework to structure collaboration between the schools and wider community for the benefit of all whilst holding all parties to account

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The DofE charity works with organisations across the UK to help young people gain essential skills, experience, confidence and resilience to successfully navigate adult life.

Mathematics and Computing Colleges

Introduced in England in 2002 as part of the Government's Specialist Schools Programme which was designed to raise standards in 8-secondary education. Specialist schools focus specifically on their chosen specialism but must also meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and deliver a broad and balanced education to all their pupils. Mathematics and Computing Colleges must focus on mathematics and either computing or ICT.

Elklan Communication Friendly Setting - Secondary

Elklan Communication Friendly Setting (CFSe) accreditation is awarded to settings that have trained and support all their staff in communication and language development. They will also have shown evidence of embedding this knowledge in targeted interventions and through the implementation of a Communication Policy. Accreditation can be achieved in one year and can be renewed after three years. It is the most cost effective strategy available for whole-setting capacity building in communication.

British Council International School Award

The International School Award rewards schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their class or school. We encourage this by supporting schools in completing collaborative, curriculum-based work with a number of international partner schools, involvement of the wider community.As your International School Award journey continues, you will learn of new ways to develop and embed international education in your school.The International School Award is available in 16 countries and is well-regarded by school inspection bodies and ministries of education globally.

Fast Track College and Bedomase

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