Read about some of the exciting things that have been happening at Djanogly Strelley Academy
- Thu 26 May 2022
Thu 05 May 2022
We are pleased to have maintained our Ofsted ‘good’ grade during our recent Ofsted inspection and are incredibly proud of the hard work by everyone in our school community. Here is an extract from the recent press release celebrating the news:
"A Nottingham primary academy has maintained its Ofsted ‘good’ grade and been praised for being a happy and inclusive school, according to new report published today.
At Djanogly Strelley Academy, Helston Drive, Strelley, inspectors found that pupils work and play together well, value one another and respect each other’s differences.
The children are proud to follow the school values of ambition, kindness and teamwork. Pupils also say they feel safe.
Inspectors have also commended the academy for taking great care to meet the needs of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
The school, the report notes, makes sure that it includes all pupils in everything it does. Leaders and staff know families well and parents and carers appreciate this. As one said: “Teachers have gone above and beyond during these difficult last years.”
The school has been judged as ‘good’ across all five inspection criteria: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.
Ben Armstrong, Headteacher, Djanogly Strelley Academy, said: “We welcome the very positive and encouraging feedback that we have received from Ofsted.
“We take great pride in creating a happy, inclusive and safe environment so that our children feel settled and develop the confidence to become the very best they can be.”
The report, published on April 29th, 2022, also highlights:
- The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
- Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum to meet pupils’ needs.
- The curriculum, including phonics and early reading, is a priority. Pupils who are at risk of falling behind receive the right support so that they can keep up.
- Leaders ensure that pupils with SEND have access to an appropriate curriculum. Teachers ensure that pupils are given the right support. They quickly spot when pupils need additional help.
- The school provides a wide range of opportunities to support pupils’ personal development. Pupils enjoy clubs such as sports, chess and cheerleading.
- The school council works to improve the school and community. Members have helped to develop a local play area and to set up a community allotment.
Liz Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Djanogly Learning Trust, added: “We recognise that children need a curriculum that promotes ambition and aspiration through purposeful and rich experiences that broaden their perspectives on life. It’s great to see that happening at Djanogly Strelley Academy. I would like to commend all of the staff for their commitment, diligence and hard work.”
The inspection took place on March 1st and 2nd 2022. To read the report, please visit Ofsted’s website. "
Mon 21 Mar 2022
On Thursday 17th March 2022 Year 5 had an amazing trip to London! After an early start, we left school at 08.00 and travelled down the motorway to London by coach. Thankfully the traffic was good and we arrived at The British Museum bang on time!
We ate lunch, stored our coats and bags in special lockers and then set off to look at the magnificent exhibits. This included the ancient Egyptians section which had real mummies (one was exposed!) and we saw ancient Greek statues as well as the Rosetta stone. We went to the British Museum shop and everyone got to look round and buy things such as fridge magnets, pens and books. Later that day we saw the Anglo Saxon helmet which was discovered during World War 2.
After the British Museum we went to visit Buckingham Palace where we saw the guardsmen guarding the Queen. We then walked alongside St James' Park to the Houses of Parliament and saw Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
Finally we walked towards the River Thames, saw the London Eye and then got on the coach to come home. We arrived back at school at 8.15 pm. Everyone was extremely tired however we all had a brilliant day!
Wed 23 Feb 2022
It was great to welcome visitors for The University of Nottingham into school to work with children in their geography and science learning. This really brought their learning to life and enhanced the work they had been doing learning about rocks in Year 3 and living things in Year 2 and Year 4.
The children did themselves proud and really showed off how much they have learned, and remembered, from their work over the last term. Our visiting geologist was particularly impressed with Year 3 who he said had deeper knowledge and understanding than many of the undergraduates he teaches on the degree course at the university. Well done Year 3!
Wed 23 Feb 2022
A huge thank you to our Chair of Governors and volunteers from Evolve CIC Nottingham for starting the process of re-establishing our allotment area. There is lots of work ahead but it is going to be an amazing resource for our children and families to use.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the allotment- please look out for more information soon.
Sun 06 Feb 2022
As mentioned in our recent newsletter, we now work closely with Lakeside Arts and the University of Nottingham as part of our formal partnership. This is to help us give the children exciting experiences and for them to meet subject experts who will help them to really develop their learning in school. We have some exciting visitors joining us in school this coming week to enhance the children's learning in Science.
On Tuesday 08.02.22 Year 3 will work with a geologist from the university who will help them to learn about different types of rocks.
On Wednesday 09.02.22 Year 6 will work with scientists from Catalent Pharmaceuticals who are the sponsors of the University's Festival of Science and Creativity. This is to help the children to make links between their learning, real life science and careers they might be interested in when they are older. We have lots of budding scientists in school so this is a wonderful opportunity!
On Thursday 10.02.22 we will be joined by a zoologist who will work with Year 2 and Year 4 to support their learning about animals and living things.
We have lots of other exciting activities planned for all year groups throughout the year. Watch this space!