Northampton Academy honoured with ‘Rose of Northamptonshire’ award for its tireless efforts during the pandemic
This week, staff at Northampton Academy are celebrating after receiving a special ‘Rose of Northamptonshire’ award, recognising their hard work and determination throughout the pandemic.
Part of the local ‘Unsung Heroes of Northamptonshire’ initiative, the award was jointly launched by The Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire and Northamptonshire County Council. It encourages members of the public to nominate an individual or organisation who they believe has gone above and beyond to keep local communities united and safe in recent months and whose tireless efforts deserve recognition.
In being honoured with this award, Northampton Academy has shown itself to be an integral part of the local response to Covid-19. Throughout the pandemic, the school has ensured its students can continue to make strong progress in their education through a comprehensive programme of online learning, including live lessons, in which students have been able to engage with their teachers. The academy has also worked tirelessly to support families who have faced struggles in recent months.
In addition to providing a daily timetable of lessons, the school has also been delivering its successful Character Education programme virtually, helping to support students’ wellbeing and encourage positivity during the lockdown period. The programme gives students the chance to take part in online enrichment activities, a remote leadership programme and a live read-a-long each day.
Chris Clyne, Principal of Northampton Academy said:
"All of us at the academy are delighted to have received this special recognition from our local community. It is thanks to the hard work and determination of our incredible staff, as well as the ongoing support we’ve received from parents and carers, that we have been able to deliver such a comprehensive remote education package to our students.
“Given the challenges of recent months, I am very proud of the ways we’ve been able to adapt as a school and ensure our students continue to make progress and enjoy their learning. Whilst I am very much looking forward to welcoming our students back into the classroom once it is safe to do so, I know that we will come out of this lockdown having developed even stronger relationships between home and school.”
James Saunders Watson Esq., Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, said:
"There are very many people who during the pandemic have consistently put the needs of others ahead of their own, keeping communities connected and supporting the most vulnerable members of society. The 'Rose of Northamptonshire' award has been launched so that the people of Northamptonshire can recognise and thank them."