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sandownbay400Sandown Bay Academy is set to exit a period of special measures imposed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools, Ofsted.

Following a Section 8 monitoring visit this week – which turned into a full inspection – it has been revealed by the school’s headteacher, Mr Eric Jackson that Ofsted have said that the school no longer requires special measures, which were first put in place in January 2013.

Mr Jackson has said:

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“I hope that you will all agree that this is a great achievement by our staff and students but make no mistake, there is more to be done and the final report will be helpful in pinpointing what we need to do to move on to be judged as a good school within two years.

“Our drive to improve will continue again on Monday morning”.

Speaking about the Island’s schooling overall, he continued:

“I am most pleased that Sandown Bay Academy is the first school to be removed from an Ofsted category and I am sure that this is a turning point on the Island. There are many great people working in schools”.

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