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School Council Receives Recognition From Parliament

The Speaker of the House of Commons has given CBA’s school council and Senate a seal of approval.

The academy entered the Speaker's School Council Award, which was set up by Speaker John Bercow MP to recognise the most inspiring and engaging achievements of school councils across the UK.
Following the Academy's Platinum Northamptonshire Schools Council Award last year, Kirsty Farrar, Head of Raising Aspirations, decided to submit a bid for the government award.
The application gave details of the council and Senate's contributions and improvements to school life, including its charity work, involvement in green issues and other efforts, including changing the water cups from plastic to paper to save money and help the environment.
While CBA just missed out on being shortlisted for the award, it received a certificate recognising the Academy as having a good school council.
Mrs Farrar said: "It was important that the school council's work was recognised and to receive a certificate from the House of Commons speaker. We also want to raise awareness that the council is constantly active - for instance, the benches going up outside was as a result of the issue going through the Senate."
The Academy received the top Platinum award for its school council last September, after the inspector commented that the Senate was a "shining example" of a school council.