The Geography department have achieved the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (from the Geographical Association) in recognition of excellence in teaching and learning. This is the third consecutive award, recognising and celebrating the hard work and efforts of staff in the delivery of teaching and learning across all key stages. We applied for this award in October 2018 and are delighted to have achieved it in time for the beginning of the new academic year. To achieve this status, we submitted numerous amounts of departmental evidence, including 'our best lessons', literacy and numeracy links, extracurricular opportunities, international trips, fieldwork studies, the opportunity for stretch and challenge within the classroom, staff training courses and the successes we have celebrated through KS4/5 results. What an excellent way to begin the year!