Djanogly Learning Trust turns 10!
Djanogly Learning Trust is celebrating a major milestone this month.
The Trust turns 10-years-old on August 1st, 2021 and Djanogly City Academy has been joining in the celebrations.
Pupils and staff at the Trust’s eight schools across the East Midlands are marking the occasion with a series of celebrations.
At Djanogly City Academy scholars and staff have chosen to take the opportunity to raise some money for a local charity and have held sports events, cake sales and sold raffle tickets.
Andy Smith, Principal, said: “It is a real privilege to serve the children of Nottingham City, and to do so as the secondary partner in such a child and family-focussed academy trust, makes me very proud indeed. Ten years doing so is an incredible milestone. I am grateful to all of the scholars and their families, past and present, who have been partners with us on this journey”.
Liz Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Djanogly Learning Trust, said: “It’s a great feeling to reach this milestone. I am incredibly proud of our pupils and staff, and what we have achieved together as part of our successful growing family of schools.”
She added: “Our aim is to provide the best possible opportunities to ensure that our children thrive and succeed and develop resilience to face challenges - that ethos unites all of our academies.”
Highlights during the last decade include enhancing the quality of teaching and learning resulting in Ofsted ‘good’ grades for Djanogly Northgate Academy and Djanogly Strelley Academy.
Djanogly City Academy, which is also Ofsted graded ‘good’, is the highest performing secondary school in Nottingham for students’ progress, according to the government’s last performance tables published in 2019 prior to the pandemic.
The Trust opened Djanogly Sherwood Academy to meet increased demand for places in 2018. Its family of schools has grown further with Springfield Academy, Langley Mill Academy and Kensington Academy joining in the last four years.
The emergence of the pandemic has meant adjusting to new challenges during the last 18 months putting safety measures in place, adapting to home learning and supporting families with food parcels.
Liz Anderson added: “I would like to thank our pupils, and their families, for their resilience, patience and support, as well our staff for their incredible response to the biggest challenge we have faced responding to the pandemic. It has been a real team effort.”
All of the Trust’s schools - Djanogly City Academy, Djanogly Northgate Academy, Djanogly Strelley Academy, Djanogly Sherwood Academy and Springfield Academy in Nottingham as well as Laceyfields Academy in Heanor, Langley Mill Academy in Langley Mill and Kensington Academy in Ilkeston - are supporting the celebrations with activities such as party games, sports activities and picnics.