IMPROVEMENTS in core subjects like English and maths have boosted a school’s recovery after it was placed in special measures a year ago.
Broom Valley went from “good” to “inadequate” within two years, Ofsted said after an inspection in November 2009.
The standard of education was not up to scratch, progress stalled at Key Stage 1 and the slow pace of lessons caused bad behaviour.
But the 450-pupil Broom Valley Road school continues to make “satisfactory” progress since, a follow-up visit has shown.
Inspector John Rutherford noted that two deputy head teachers had been appointed since the first monitoring visit in June, and the governing body had been strengthened.