AN OUTSTANDING school is celebrating after being included in the latest Parliamentary Review.

Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre in Emmer Green came to the attention of the review team because of strong results and a string of improvements made over the last few years

School leaders were recently invited to talk about how changes have improved the standard of teaching.

Rachel Cave, head teacher at Highdown, said: "The joy of our profession is that, every year, we get a fresh bunch of students and it is your job to capture their hearts and minds.

"Every day is different and it presents a new opportunity to make a difference to that child's development.

"We are always trying to improve and it is important to remember why you fell in love with the profession, otherwise you don't come to teach with the same enthusiasm and the children need that to enjoy learning as much as we enjoy teaching."

The school's article in the review expands on the belief that improving the quality of teaching and having teachers enthused by their work will yield good outcomes for the children.

She added: "What we focussed on in the review article was making sure that we were celebrating the joy of learning.

"To be recognised on a national scale is a big deal. It means we are setting the standard of best practice for other schools.

"We have enjoyed lots of success over the last few years, so it is nice to be able to register it in this way.

"We are honoured to be included in such a prestigious publication and hope that our families will be delighted when they read about it."

With a diverse range of secondary schools included in the 2017/18 edition, it offers insight into the issues that head teachers face.