THE work of Settle CE Primary has been highlighted in the Parliamentary Review journal.

The school was given an opportunity to celebrate the successful elements of their curriculum, which included the school’s broad and dynamic approach which focuses on the mastery of important life skills such as martial arts.

Executive headteacher of Settle Primary School and Kirkby Malham Primary School, Richard Wright said: “ It is an honour to have some of our work celebrated by The Parliamentary Review.

“The article is a testament to the hard work, enthusiasm and dedication of a brilliant staff team and an ambitious governing body. As we look to the future we are excited by the new opportunities that federation brings and in collaborative partnership with our partner school. We look forward to developing a curriculum for children that fully reflects their local community, offering real life applications in their daily programmes of study.”

The Parliamentary Review is an entirely apolitical publication, as demonstrated by the fact that its two co-chairmen, Lord Blunkett and Lord Pickles, once sat on different sides of the House of Commons and now do so in the Lords.

Success for organisations of any size does not always come easily, and The Parliamentary Review is indispensable for celebrating schools have been highlighted for being successful and to inspire those who seek to make a difference in their sector.

The Review highlights significant developments and concerns for leaders up and down the country.

Lord Pickles, co-chairman of The Review, has stated that now more than ever it is “

‘critical that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones’ and the article from Settle CE Primary School is a powerful way of engaging professional discussion.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove said: “This year’s Parliamentary Review comes at a momentous time for parliament, as we collectively determine the destiny of the United Kingdom.”

Though schools are facing challenging times schools such as Settle CE Primary and their federation partner Kirkby Malham Primary are leading the way in developing innovative practice. Settle CE Primary and Kirkby Malham Primary stayed open during a large majority of lockdown supporting over 40 vulnerable and key worker children. They were able to open the majority of classes up during June and July and welcomed all pupils back in September.

The full Parliamentary Review article can be found at: