WELCOME TO NUSA!
We have recently recruited for teachers of Mathematics, English and Science as in September 2013 we will be full in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 - with Waiting Lists for spaces in each year group, having grown our numbers substantially since opening in September 2009. Formal offers for places in year 7 were issued to parents / carers by the Nottingham City Admissions and Exclusions office on 1st March 2013. For queries relating to our Waiting Lists or Appeals regarding places, please contact Angela Garry on 0115 929 1492.
NUSA WAS JUDGED "GOOD" by ofsted IN June 2012.
We are delighted that OFSTED have recognised the amazing journey our pupils and staff have been on over the past 3 years. They document the great improvements in Teaching and behaviour and have seen a transformation in the attitude of our pupils towards their leaning. The fact that they have commended our innovative work on wonder and our many joint projects with the university is very rewarding. I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in our success.
The OFSTED team consisted of two HMI's (Her Majesty's Inspectors) and two OFSTED inspectors and over two days in May 2012 they looked at over 50 lessons at the Academy; interviewed teachers, pupils and governors; and spent a number of hours walking around the school getting an idea of how the academy works. They then made judgements on the following four categories, grading each from 1-4, where 1= Outstanding, 2= Good, 3= Satisfactory, 4=inadequate:
- Achievement of pupils
- Quality of Teaching
- Behaviour and Safety of pupils
- Leadership and Management
We were graded 2 in every group and 2 as our overall grade, giving the Academy an overal rating of "GOOD".
Our target is to move towards becoming "OUTSTANDING" in the future.
David Harris, Principal (Monday 18 June 2012)