Hitchin school wins top honour for its quality teaching

Hitchin Girls School on a geography trip to Iceland

Hitchin Girls School on a geography trip to Iceland - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin school is celebrating after gaining a prestigious quality mark in geography – in recognition of the excellence of its teaching.

Hitchin Girls’ School, Highbury Road, received the Secondary Geography Quality Mark from the Geographical Association.

The award encourages and supports schools to reflect on their work and strive for the highest quality in their teaching. The honour, now in its 10th year also recognises student attainment, progress and achievement.

Head teacher Frances Manning told the Comet: “The geography department are thrilled the hard work of staff and students has been formally recognised by The Geographical Association, a national professional body.

“It reflects the work they do to engage and inspire our students in the awe and wonder of the world around them, through lessons, extra-curricular opportunities, fieldwork and international visits.”

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