Following an inspection of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham by Ofsted on 13 and 14 November, the academy has been placed in special measures.
The head teacher, Andy Kilpatrick said:
“Since September 2012, we have been working hard to improve the quality of education offered to our students. We have come a long way but still have a long way to go. The Ofsted outcome is a disappointment but not a surprise."
· Despite a marked improvement this summer, GCSE results are still significantly below national averages
· The progress of students in English, maths and science is not rapid enough and more good teaching is needed to make this happen
· Achievement in the sixth form is weak at AS level because, until 2013, students had been studying for qualifications that did not match their abilities
· Teachers’ expectations of what students are capable of need to continue to be heightened
· Although students feel safe at the Academy, self-discipline has to be further instilled and there is a need for greater consistency among teachers in applying the Academy’s systems for supporting good behaviour
· The levels of student attendance, although improving, remain too low.
However, the inspectors found that the head teacher, the leadership team and the governors have a clear understanding of what needs to be done to improve the Academy.