Triumph after a tumultuous year

14 September 2021

Triumph after a tumultuous year

Students at Ashton Sixth Form College, Rayner Stephens High School and Longdendale High School are celebrating success after receiving their GCSE and vocational level 2 qualifications this morning. Today completes the end of a successful week for Stamford Park Trust; it follows Tuesday’s excellent A level and Level 3 vocational qualification results at Ashton Sixth Form College.

After the cancellation of formal examinations, results were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades set against national standards which were approved and awarded by examination boards. Students undertook a rigorous assessment process and worked tirelessly, with real determination to succeed. Students at all three institutions had to adapt quickly to the challenges of remote learning and have shown real resilience and drive throughout this uncertain period.

Anton McGrath, CEO of Stamford Park Trust and Principal of Ashton Sixth Form College commented,

"It is fantastic to see so many happy students receiving amazing results this week. Each and every student in the Trust has shown real resilience and adaptability to navigate the past eighteen months of their education and overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their determination, perseverance and diligence are clear to see. The results they have collected this week are well-earned and well- deserved. Congratulations to the classes of 2021!"

He added, "I would also like to thank every single member of staff working for Stamford Park Trust across all three educational settings, whatever your role; your unswerving support and professionalism in support of the young people in our Trust is outstanding. Thank you."

Executive Principal of Stamford Park Trust, Melanie Wicks stated,

"This year group have been through unprecedented circumstances throughout the COVID-19 pandemic having experienced an interrupted education since March 2020. The learners have shown real perseverance and adapted successfully to new methods of teaching and learning whilst successfully navigating periods of self-isolation, illness and uncertainty. We as a Trust are immensely proud of their abilities to adapt so pro-actively and it is fantastic to see our students progress onto their chosen destinations in spite of the difficulties they faced."


She added, "I would also like to offer my personal thanks to all the staff who have taught, supported and cared for all of our learners in the most difficult of time. They too have been through an extremely turbulent and unsettling year but never failed to put our learners at the heart of everything they do. The care and attention shown by all staff throughout this process has exemplified their professionalism and dedication to our learners. Congratulations to all today."

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