Roydon primary still “inadequate” and needs to deal with behaviour says Ofsted

Communities / Thu 11th Jul 2013 at 02:51pm

A SCHOOL that suffered a dramatic downturn in its standards, is moving back in the right direction, according to Ofsted,

In 2009, Roydon primary school attained a “Good” report. But in June 2012, it received a damning “special measures” report with bottom marks across the board.

Ofsted were back and have noted that it is moving in right direction but have made a series of criticisms.

To be improved:

1. Raise standards in English and mathematics by: accelerating progress in writing across the school ensuring work in both subjects is effectively matched to the needs of all pupils and especially those who are more able.

2. Improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school by ensuring that: a systematic programme of professional development is established to improve teachers’ subject knowledge in English and mathematics teachers make effective use of information and communication technology (ICT) to engage pupils in learning
the quality of marking ensures that pupils know clearly what they need to do next to improve all teaching is at least good in all classes.

3. Eliminate poor behaviour and improve pupil attendance to at least average levels by:
implementing the new behaviour policy effectively and consistently tackling persistent absence with rigour working in partnership with parents to reduce levels of unauthorised absence for holidays during term time.

4. Improve the quality of leadership and the school’s capacity for sustained improvement by ensuring that:
middle leaders play an effective role in monitoring standards and implementing actions to improve their areas of responsibility there is an effective programme of performance management the role of governors in holding the school to account and asking challenging questions of school leadership is strengthened.

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