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Every Child Matters at CBA

Corby Business Academy has added another coveted award to its recent collection.

Following many months of hard work by staff the Academy has been awarded the Bronze Every Child Matters Quality Mark.

The award is part of the Government's Every Child Matters agenda and the five principles of the agenda are: Be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.

To be given the award the Academy had to show it was reaching high standards across all these areas and submitted two portfolios of evidence to an assessor who visited the Academy last week.

The award follows the recent Platinum and Gold Awards for the Academy Senate and also the accolade of being named in the top three safest schools in the country by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

Principal Dr Andrew Campbell said: I am delighted that CBA has been accredited with the Every Child Matters Quality Mark.

"There is an enormous amount of hard work required to meet the demanding standards for this award and it is simply outstanding that we have been able to do so within eighteen months of opening. Along with our Student Voice Gold Award, the Every Child Matters Quality Mark demonstrates our commitment to working closely with our students and the local community at all times."

Teacher Kirsty Farrar oversaw the award process which saw pupils, parents, governors and staff contribute to meet the ECM standards.

She said: "The assessor recognsied the emphasis we have on achievement at every level here at CBA and he said it was very clear to him that as a collective the Academy staff were doing all they could to make sure every child reaches their full potential."

The assessor has now recommended that the Academy bypass the Silver stage and works towards the Gold Quality Mark.