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Denbigh shortlisted for the IAA Best Practice Award 2014

30 September 2014

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for an Independent Academies Association (IAA) Best Practice Award.

The awards are in 8 categories and we have been shortlisted for the award for ‘Development of Inspired Approaches to Inclusion’ and are one of the three schools who will now go forward to the second and final stage of judging.

In a letter from the IAA, Rukia Shaffi, Executive Assistant, said:

“The standard of the applications has been extremely impressive, reflecting the increasing number of wonderful examples of innovative and creative practice that are making a real difference to children’s lives and are part of daily life in academies across the country. This high standard and the varied range of exceptional practice highlighted across each category made shortlisting the applications down to three a very difficult task for the judges.”

An independent verifier will now review the shortlisted entries over the next few weeks to determine the overall winner and those academies that are commended in second and third place. The winners will then be announced at a prestigious black tie Awards Dinner on the evening of the 9th October, as part of the IAA Autumn National Conference.

Miss Neely, Assistant Headteacher (SENCO and Inclusion), said:

"The foundation of our success in the Inclusion Provision at Denbigh High School lies in the early identification of students and the immediate personalised support that meets individual needs. I am very pleased that the IAA have chosen to recognise our work in this area as there is some truly exceptional practice taking place across the school that is making a big impact on pupil achievement."