We will do better


 Pledge after Hanham Woods Academy fails Ofsted inspection


 LEADERS of the Cabot Learning Federation have vowed to ensure rapid improvements at Hanham Woods Academy, which has been placed in Special Measures by the education watchdog Ofsted.

Inspectors said the federation, which opened the academy three years ago to replace Hanham High School, had not taken action quickly enough to overcome the challenges the school faces.

They rated the school as inadequate in all areas: leadership and management; quality of teaching and learning; personal development, welfare and behaviour, and outcomes for students.

A CLF spokesman said: "Both before and since the inspection, the Academy has taken action to make swift improvements. There are very encouraging signs of recent marked improvements and the Academy is confident they can meet the challenges and targets set."

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