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Platinum Award for Senate

The Academy has today (September 24) been awarded the Platinum Northamptonshire Schools Council Award.

Just one week after achieving the Gold standard inspector Glenys Cox returned this morning and following a thorough assessment, decided to decorate the Academy with the top honour.

The award is a spectacular achievement, as no other school in the county has reached the platinum standard and only a handful of schools have  a Gold Award.

The inspector said: "The Platinum award is given to the school's who meet the gold standard and then demonstrate their workings within the community and with external agencies.

"The Academy Senate is a shining example of an excellent school council and I have been impressed with the all that I have seen."

The Senate was formed last Autumn and has already been instrumental in making changes to policy and procedure.

Principal Dr Andrew Campbell said: "This is an excellent achievement and a first for Northamptonshire. It is yet more proof that CBA is totally committed to the needs of all its students and shows just what can be done when staff and students really work together."

Senate member Kevin Karuga-Ogwang said: "The Senate gives students a bigger voice within the Academy and I have really enjoyed seeing our recommendations become part of Academy policy."

Vice Principal Sarah Ashby, who chairs the Senate said: "Our student drive the agenda, they have become very good at deciding themselves what the priorities are for change and finding ways to persuade staff and other students to support their ideas. I look forward to working with this year's Forums and Senate once the elections have been completed in October."

The Academy will be presented with the official award in November. Students will also have an input into a plaque which will be presented to the Academy by Glenys Cox.

This year the Senate minutes will be available to view on the CBA website under the Student Life Section.