‘Inadequate’ school ‘on way back’ say staff

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Staff at an “inadequate” South Holland primary school say they are already striving to make improvements.

Ofsted inspectors visited Weston St Mary Church of England Primary in October and found the school had “serious weaknesses”.

Inspectors said the achievement of pupils and quality of teaching was “inadequate” and behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management “required improvement”.

However, the report praised steps taken by interim headteacher Helen Okrafo-Smart to provide stability and make sure systems tracked pupils’ progress more rigorously.

Mary Hurst, chairman of governors, said: “Together with my fellow governors, we have already approved an improvement plan which includes those areas identified by Ofsted, as well as improvements previously identified by the interim headteacher.

“This plan will be closely monitored by the governing body and senior leaders, holding staff to account to ensure that appropriate progress is made by all pupils.”

The school has struggled over the last year with staff absences, including absences of school leaders.

This and the steps being made to make improvements are acknowledged throughout the Ofsted report.