'Special measures' school fights back

By Gareth Dennison | 24/05/2010 0 comments

'Special measures' school fights back

INSPECTORS have placed a failing school in special measures—but say that the new leadership team has the potential to turn things round.

Pupils’ attainment in English and maths is below standard at Meadow View Primary in Kimberworth, Ofsted says, and attendance levels are poor.

Teaching at the school, which was ranked as “unsatisfactory”, was found to be weakest in the younger children’s classes, and those for whom English is a second language are not given enough support.

But a new leadership team arrived in September under head teacher Karen Smith and the report notes that the new systems introduced since have not yet had time to make an impact.

Mrs Smith said: “As the inspectors said in their report, there are a number of changes which we have introduced since I and my deputy head were appointed, which are tackling the issues raised both in this report and the previous one.

“We have also been working closely with the local authority to help support this work.”
 

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