Burnham Market school is on right track, says inspector

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A village school headteacher has welcomed an inspection report which said its improvement drive is already having a positive effect.

Burnham Market Primary School was deemed inadequate by Ofsted in December, but a new monitoring assessment, published this week, concluded that it was on course to get better.

Inspector Peter Limm said said the school’s improvement plans were fit for purpose and reported that measures which were put in place prior to the previous inspection in November had already had a positive impact on pupils’ learning and had been strengthened further.

Staff were said to be “determined” to make the necessary improvements to the school, while systems for sharing ideas, a new marking policy and “golden rules” designed to create a more positive learning environment were also paying off.

Mr Limm added: “School data indicates that pupils are making faster progress than prior to the inspection.”

The school’s headteacher, Rachel Stroulger, said she was “very pleased” with the inspector’s findings.

She said: “It was a very positive visit. It couldn’t have gone any better.”

Mrs Stroulger, who has led the school since the autumn of 2012, described the drive to improve the school as a team effort and paid tribute to both parents and the school’s governors for their support.

She added: “I wanted to put the school back at the heart of the community. It is very much a community school that is moving forward.”