The very first 'You are the Legacy' Awards took place at Pride Park Stadium in Derby on Thursday 29th November 2012. It was to celebrate the work done by individuals and schools to ensure that young people benefit from the Legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to help bring the legacy to life. Ten individuals and three schools were presented with awards to recognise what they have done to go above and beyond over the past year. Nominations were received for the individuals and the winners were chosen by a judging panel based on the impact that individuals have made to school sports in inspiring young people. Emma Parker of Wyndham Primary academy won an individual award for the work she has done to bring the legacy of sport to life in her school. She was presented with her award by local Paralympian Leon Taylor.


In October 2014, we were shortlisted and commended for the Independent Academies Associations (iaa) award for academy Transformation. We were the only primary school nominated and we went to London to collect our award.





WyndhamPrimary Academy received ‘Shine a light’ Primary School of the Year award.

Shine a Light was designed to honour individuals, teams, projects, communication friendly settings and communities that have demonstrated excellence in supporting the needs of all children and young people's communication, including those with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Wyndham Primary Academy understands that communication is key to many of the things we want for ourselves and our children. It underpins everything we do and helps us live life to the full.

It's fundamental to children's development; children need to be able to understand and be understood; it's the foundation of relationships and is essential for learning, play and social interaction.

Children with speech, language communication needs (SLCN) are at high risk of difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. If children can't say words, they will be more likely to have difficulties in 'sounding out' words for reading and spelling, or writing them down. If they can't understand the words they hear, they will struggle to understand what they have read.

Children with communication difficulties are more likely to have behaviour difficulties. Many children with identified behaviour needs have previously unidentified SLCN. Imagine the frustration of not getting your message across.

This is why it's so important to support not only children who have communication difficulties but all children's communication development.

Some facts and stats

  • In the UK, over 1 million children and young people - that's 2 - 3 in every UK classroom - have some form of long term and persistent speech, language and communication difficulty. This can affect them early, severely and for life.
  • In areas of poverty, over 50% of children are starting school with delayed communication skills. Their speech may be unclear, vocabulary is smaller, sentences are shorter and they are able to understand only simple instructions. Many of these children can catch up with the right support.
  • 50-90% of children with persistent speech, language and communication difficulties go on to have reading difficulties
  • At least 60% of young people in young offender institutions have communication difficulties

Wyndham Primary Academy was selected for the outstanding and innovative provision we offer, going over and above the classroom practice.

The 3aaa Technology Apprenticeship programme delivers all of the skills a new employee requires to make sure that they can be successful within places of work and industires. The 3aaa Technology programme is designed to give IT Apprentices essential foundation skills which we can then develop into specialities via our strands. Wyndham has been fortunate to have Akmal Mahmood and Jack Lawson as ICT apprentices since September 2014, provided by the company. 

On Thursday the 4th of December Apprentices, Employers and stake holders were invited to the House of Lords for their annual celebration awards. Our ICT Aprrentice Akmal Mahmood was shortlisted by 3aaa (Ofsted Outstanding Apprenticeship provider) for Apprentice of the year. 

Both Wyndham and 3aaa are extremely proud of the recognition that Akmal has received for his great work and progress he has made. Well done Akmal 

                 house of lords



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