Welcome to Two Boats School.
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At Two Boats School, we make excellent provision for the
educational needs of all children aged 3-16 on Ascension Island. Our class sizes and exam success would be the
envy of most schools around the world. Although
this is a state school maintained by the Ascension Island Government, it has
many features of a British International School and affiliate membership of
COBIS. The school enjoys strong support
from the island community and a parent group with the high expectations
indicated by their decision to move here to work with their families. Ascension has no permanent population so the
majority of our pupils are St. Helenian British with significant minorities
from mixed and UK backgrounds. We have a
committed and supportive staff team from the UK and St. Helena.
A recent review of the school found:
overall educational experience is good, the school is successful in its aims
• Achievement of pupils is good
overall and excellent in the primary sector with outstanding outcomes in Foundation Stage
is accurate with teachers knowing well how each child is progressing
with special educational needs make good progress
• The quality of teaching is good in
the secondary sector and excellent in primary, with examples of excellent
practice seen in both parts of the school
is almost always excellent
• The good personal development of
pupils is supported by well-structured
programmes and a range of activities and opportunities
• Pupils reported very little
unpleasant behaviour and were confident the school would sort out anything that
Of course, there are some areas to work on as well. We know that we need to review the secondary
curriculum to offer languages and performing arts, and keep trying to provide
more clubs and activities. We also need
to make more opportunities for independent work, developing initiative and
resilience, make all opportunities challenging and ensure that staff share their
good practice with each other. We have
made a good start on addressing these issues.
I started as Headteacher at Two Boats in February 2012
after 16 years in a number of different roles at comprehensive schools in North
and East London. My own children attend
the school and we have all enjoyed every moment of our time on Ascension so
far, and look forward to challenges ahead with enthusiasm and confidence.
In the most positive way possible, this job is like no
other, and this school is like no other.
And the pupils are amongst the most well-behaved, caring, assured and
engaged that you are likely to meet anywhere.
Whether as prospective pupil, parent, member of staff or interested
observer, I commend the work of Two Boats School to you.
David Blunt MA NPQH