The shortlist for the TES Independent School Awards was announced last Friday, and we’re delighted that Falkland House School is on that list!
The awards recognise outstanding examples of best practice in the independent sector, and a total of 97 schools from all over the UK have been shortlisted across 14 categories, with Falkland House one of only two Scottish schools to reach the final stages.
This is the third time in four years that the school has been a contender for a prestigious TES Schools award.
This year, the school has been commended for its innovative Independence Programme, and is one of four finalists for the Special Needs Initiative of the Year Award.
The school’s director, Stuart Jacob, said: “Research has shown that one of the most important predictors of positive outcomes in adulthood is the mastery of a variety of self-care skills. With this in mind, Falkland House School has developed an independence programme which runs alongside the school’s Personal & Social Development curriculum and offers an innovative approach to daily living skills and preparing the pupils for their future. The skills taught bolster the boys’ confidence and their willingness to try new experiences and, as a result, increase their chances for future success in all aspects of life.”
Winners will be revealed during a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 8th February, 2018.