Nottingham’s Springfield Academy celebrates Ofsted ‘good’ grade

November 15, 2021


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Pictured: left to right, Headteacher, JB Francis, Deputy Head, Vonny Shelley .

Picture courtesy of Tracey Whitefoot

Staff at a Nottingham primary school have been praised for having high ambitions for their pupils and making them feel safe, in a newly published report.

The education watchdog Ofsted has graded the overall effectiveness of Springfield Academy, in Bulwell, as ‘good’ following an inspection last month.

More than 200 pupils attend Springfield Academy, on Lawton Drive, which has been judged as ‘good’ in all of Ofsted’s five inspection criteria.

The five criteria are: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.

Jane-Belinda Francis, Headteacher, Springfield Academy, said: “We are really proud of our school and local community, and we strive to achieve the best for every pupil.”

She added: “This fantastic Ofsted grading is testament to that and our commitment to inspiring all of our pupils to believe in themselves and succeed in life.”

The report, published on November 11th, 2021, highlights a number of key findings, that include the following:

  • Pupils say that they feel safe in school. The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
  • Diversity is celebrated and pupils show high levels of respect for one another.
  • Provision for pupils with special education needs and/or disabilities is a strength of the school. The curriculum is adapted to meet their needs.
  • Pupils have rich and varied opportunities for personal development. Leaders make sure that pupils are given life chances they might not otherwise have.
  • An example of this is the Djanogly Dozen where pupils can take part in 12 exciting activities during their time at the school such as a visit to London, a trip to the seaside and learning to cook.

To read the inspection report, please visit Ofsted’s website.

Springfield Academy is sponsored by Djanogly Learning Trust, which is a successful, growing multi academy trust that sponsors eight schools in the East Midlands.

Liz Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Djanogly Learning Trust, added: “It’s very rewarding to see Springfield Academy staff and pupils’ achievements recognised so positively by Ofsted.”

She added: “We strive for excellence in everything we do and that has continued to be the case despite the challenges during the last 18 months from the pandemic.”

For more information about Springfield Academy, please visit the school’s website. Follow @SpringfieldDLT @DjanoglyT

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