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sandownbayacademySandown Bay Academy has appointed existing controversial headteacher Shaheen Khan-Jones as the school’s permanent  principal, despite an Ofsted inspection which found the school to be failing. 

As Island Echo reported earlier this month, an Ofsted report found the academy to be failing in a number of key areas including:

– Teaching standards are not good enough to speed up the progress of students.

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– The lack of teachers especially in the English department is failing students.

– Not enough is being done to improve basic oral and written literacy skills.

– Behaviour is not controlled and is interrupting lessons.

– Bullying at the school is not tackled effectively.

– Disabled students are not getting the assistance they require

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– The achievement of students during the first year since the schools reorganisation was not up to standard including core subjects English and Maths.

– Results for those students taking GCSEs were below the national average.

Announcing the appointment yesterday, John Gansler, Chair of Governors wish Mrs Khan-Jones the best of luck raising the school out of special measures and then establishing Sandown Bay firmly as a flagship school for the island.

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