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Langley Mill Academy Conversion Announcement
Langley Mill Academy has converted to an academy today, February 1st, and joined Djanogly Learning Trust as part of a wider plan to boost teaching and learning.
Staff have been working hard to bring about the improvements identified by Ofsted following the school’s last inspection in order that all pupils achieve their full potential.
As part of that process, the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for East Midlands and the Humber approved the school joining the DLT family of schools and becoming an academy on February 1st 2018. From today, the school’s name will change to Langley Mill Academy.
DLT and Langley Mill Academy are committed to the best interests of pupils and their families, staff and the local community. Parents of pupils at Langley Mill Academy were informed of the proposals last year.
Both organisations have been working together since September 2017 with Langley Mill Academy staff visiting other DLT primary schools to benefit from the sharing of good practice.
Fiona Cook, Headteacher, Langley Mill Academy, said: “Our aim is to help our pupils thrive academically and socially, and we welcome the move to Djanogly Learning Trust and the opportunity to benefit from their primary education expertise.”
She added: “It will be business as usual for us with no significant changes anticipated. All staff will remain the same, to ensure continuity, as will holiday patterns and times of the school day.”
DLT runs three of its own successful primary schools in Nottingham. They are Djanogly Strelley on Helston Drive; Djanogly Northgate on Suez Street; and Djanogly Northgate Sherwood on Sherwood Rise. A fourth school, Springfield Primary in Bulwell, joined the Trust in June 2017.
The latest Key Stage Two statistics, published in December 2017, show that DLT primary pupils attain higher test results for reading, writing and maths than other schools nationally and across the East Midlands. For more information, visit https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/140555
Liz Anderson, Executive Headteacher, DLT, and a National Leader in Education (NLE), said: “We are really pleased to support Langley Mill Academy, which is working hard to improve teaching and learning following its last Ofsted inspection.
She continued: “All children should have the best opportunity to succeed and prosper, and we’re delighted to help other schools in our region. We are pleased with the progress made so far, and look forward to seeing that success continue in this new partnership.”
Liz Anderson is an NLE after being appointed to the role by the National College for Teaching and Leadership last year. The appointment is based on the long-term success of Djanogly Northgate Academy, which has been recognised as a National Support School, and Djanogly Strelley Academy, which is Ofsted graded ‘good’ following significant long term improvement in pupils’ outcomes following Liz Anderson’s leadership.
NLEs and their staff use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership support to other schools. They also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools. Visit www.gov.uk/nctl.