Pupils’ Mansion House awards day

Awards day: Pupils at Mansion House with their certificates.       Picture: Steve Taylor

Awards day: Pupils at Mansion House with their certificates. Picture: Steve Taylor

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STAFF and pupils from four Doncaster primary schools were given a VIP tour of the Mansion House when they were presented with awards for their schools.

Barnby Dun, Hayfield Lane, St Joseph and St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Primary School were presented with a framed certificate for their Charter Mark for Inclusion before being treated to a tour of the Mansion House.

Doncaster Council developed The Charter Mark Award for Inclusion initiative in 2003.

It was designed to ensure that all school members, regardless of their needs, are fully included in all aspects of school life.

Each school must meet set criteria before it is considered for the award.

Then a plan of action, designed by the school, with help from the council, is implemented to ensure the school is as inclusive as possible.

Coun Eric Tatton-Kelly, Doncaster Council’s cabinet member for children’s services said: “These awards recognize the effort schools have made to build a positive relationship with parents and carers and also their strong bonds with their local community.”