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Camborne Academy receives dyslexia award

14 Jul. 2017 Posted by admin

Camborne Science and International Academy has been awarded the Inclusive Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark.

“This is a fantastic accolade for our school and is recognition of all the hard work and commitment by students and staff, to ensure that CSIA is an inclusive and safe place in which to learn, grow and thrive,” said principal, Ian Kenworthy.

CSIA had a visit from an inspection team from Cornwall Council’s cognition and learning service and Dyslexia Cornwall, who looked closely at many aspects of the school. “Inspectors observed lessons, examined a range of evidence and met with staff, students and parents. It was great to see so many positive features recognised, confirming that it is a safe, respectful and driven school, with incredibly high standards,” said Andrew Oates, assistant principal.

Comments in the report included: "Camborne Science and International Academy has an excellent, established and embedded ethos of inclusion which is constantly evolving. The academy is very welcoming, has a very positive ethos and celebrates diversity."

Mr Oates added: “We have truly embraced the Inclusive Dyslexia Friendly Schools Accreditation process and see it as our job to remove barriers for young people and celebrate their strengths and talents. We put high quality teaching at the forefront of everything we do and this award recognises the positive impact which this has on all learners.”

As part of the award, teaching assistant, Judith Trevorrow, has been awarded the title of Dyslexia Champion, following training and assessment by the cognition and learning service. "Judith has been working closely with students, offering guidance and support as well as delivering some specialist intervention to support particular skills,” said Mr Oates.

Mr Kenworthy added: “I am delighted that we have received this award. It is recognition of the hard work and commitment which all members of the CSIA community put in every day. I am proud to work with such dedicated staff and amazing students.”