Boys scoop award for their ‘in­spir­ing’ English re­sults

‘This is a very proud mo­ment for the acad­emy’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS NEWS - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: Camil­la_Good­man

A SPE­CIAL­IST sec­ondary school based in Bucks has been pre­sented with a pres­ti­gious award.

The Chiltern Way Acad­emy, which has cam­puses in Naird­wood Lane, Prest­wood and in Wen­dover, has won a na­tional Good Schools Guide Award for Best in English Lan­guage.

The award was for Best Per­for­mance by Boys tak­ing English Lan­guage at Cambridge In­ter­na­tional Cer­tifi­cate Level 1/Level 2, bet­ter known as In­ter­na­tional GCSEs.

The school has been pre­sented with this award by The Good Schools Guide for out-per­form­ing all other English com­pre­hen­sive schools in its cat­e­gory.

The award is all the more re­mark­able be­cause Chiltern Way Acad­emy is a spe­cial ed­u­ca­tional needs acad­emy.

The pres­ti­gious an­nual awards, which are in their 10th year, are based on a de­tailed analysis of re­cent ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults, and are de­signed to high­light con­sis­tently good teach­ing.

Prin­ci­pal of the Chiltern Way Acad­emy Ian McCaul said: “We knew the IGCSE English re­sults were very good but we did not re­alise quite how good.

“It is a great achieve­ment for the stu­dents and the staff.”

Head of Wen­dover cam­pus Gary Re­gan said: “We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted to be ac­knowl­edged in this way for our ex­cel­lence in boys English Lan­guage. We be­lieve in our stu­dents and are ex­tremely proud of them. Many stu­dents ar­rive at our school feel­ing re­jected and let down by the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. This award recog­nises our stu­dents po­ten­tial and hard work, they can achieve and they do achieve. This is a very proud mo­ment for the acad­emy and we are sure it will in­spire and en­cour­age many of our cur­rent and fu­ture stu­dents.”

Ed­i­tor of The Good Schools Guide Ralph Lu­cas said: “Our an­nual awards scheme is de­signed to recog­nise and re­ward ex­cel­lence in teach­ing in ev­ery sub­ject area at both GCSE and A-level or equiv­a­lent.

“Our awards give in­di­vid­ual teach­ers and de­part­ments where teach­ing is at its very best the recog­ni­tion they de­serve.”

The Chiltern Way Acad­emy, es­tab­lished in 2010, is a spe­cial­ist sec­ondary school for boys and girls with so­cial, emo­tional, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ter­ac­tion dif­fi­cul­ties.

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