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sandownbayacademyTroubled Sandown Bay Academy is not making enough progress to get out of special measures imposed earlier this year, according to education watchdog, Ofsted.

The school was found to be inadequate by Ofsted following an inspection and was placed in special measures earlier this year, with extra staff development days called for at the time.

A report published by Ofsted today (Friday) continues to raise concerns about the school, formerly known as Sandown High School.

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Her Majesty’s Inspector, Mr Alan Taylor-Bennett, has said that while the academy’s action plan is now fit for purpose, he is in the opinion that at this time the academy is not making enough progress towards the removal of special measures.

It has been recommend that the Academy does not seek to appoint any newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

The news comes as it is reported that headteacher, Mrs Khan-Jones, has not been present at the school for several weeks following rumours that she had been fired. Island Echo investigated these claims at the time, however no response was given.

A statement is expected later today.

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