Time to celebrate the pupils not the schools, says DASH


In August 2020 and 2021, GCSE and A Level students received results that had been determined by their teachers because examinations did not take place due to COVID.
In these circumstances, the Dorset Association of Secondary Headteachers (DASH) agreed that it would not be appropriate to share the unvalidated ‘school’ results, but instead decided to focus on sharing students’ individual successes and stories.
The feedback we received from parents and students showed that this approach was much preferred, as it placed the spotlight on their hard work and achievements, rather than a comparison of schools’ performance.
For this reason, DASH schools have decided to continue with this approach and ensure that results days remain focused on celebrating the success of our students.
Dorset Association of Secondary Headteachers


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