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Nottingham school receives ‘Good’ Ofsted rating at first inspection

Nottingham University Samworth Academy (NUSA), part of Nova Education Trust, are delighted at receiving a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in their first inspection under the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), following one of the most challenging periods that schools have ever had to face.

Despite the disruption caused over the last two academic years by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ofsted recognised that pupils are proud and happy to be part of this inclusive school.

The atmosphere is cheerful and friendly. Pupils feel safe. They have positive relationships with staff, who know them well and challenge them. Pupils also have respectful relationships with each other. One simply said: “We all just get along.”

Inspectors also noted that leaders have set a clear vision to make sure that pupils have the confidence to ‘write their own story’. This means ensuring that pupils have as many options as possible for future education, training or employment.

They also want pupils to develop the confidence to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Leaders, including from the trust, have worked with determination to construct a curriculum to achieve this.

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Emma Howard, Head Teacher, said: “I am immensely proud of the recognition that our children and staff have received from Ofsted.

“We are proud that our high expectations for all of the children in our care has been recognised and that the rich experiences and opportunities that we offer will continue to help all children to flourish.”

Andy Seymour, Executive Head Teacher, commented: “It’s wonderful to see NUSA receive such a positive Ofsted report. This is thoroughly deserved and is testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of the entire school community.

“Congratulations to everyone involved.”

Ash Rahman, CEO of Nova Education Trust, added: “We are absolutely delighted that NUSA has received the continued recognition that it deserves. This amazing academy provides an environment for learners where they are inspired, developed and motivated to achieve.

“We now look to the future as we further develop our vision to create truly transformational education for the young people and the communities we serve.”

The full inspection report is available on the Ofsted website.

 

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