All smiles at Chiltern Way Academy

CWA Wendover continues to strive for the best ways to communicate with our students. The nationwide rules around face coverings are being implemented around the school to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Our students have SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health) challenges and as such face coverings make their ability to communicate and read emotions much more difficult. At a time when our students are already feeling more anxious this presents them with extra challenges.

Luckily at CWA we provide ourselves on being solution focussed and look for ways to help our students succeed.  Our staff have been issued with high quality face masks that incorporate a clear panel around the mouth area. This allows students to be able to read facial expressions more easily and be able to communicate with staff more successfully.

Importantly it also allows our fantastic students to see us smile!

Paul Coffey, Head of Campus, Wendover