The Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing, West Sussex, has been put into special measures by Ofsted.
The Ofsted report concludes:
“In accordance with section 13 (3) of the Education Act 2005, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector is of the opinion that this academy requires special measures because it is failing to give its students an acceptable standard of education and the persons responsible for leading, managing or governing the academy are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the necessary improvement.”
The school head handed in her notice in July but denied it was because of the difficulties the academy was experiencing – report here
The Anti Academies Alliance does not celebrate when academies are unsuccessful, it is the pupils who are losing out. It is important news because as Michael Gove is driving schools that he considers to be ‘underperforming’ to become academies, this is proof that academisation is not the answer to any school’s problems.