An action plan to turnaround standards at a West Norfolk primary school is having the desired affect, an inspection has revealed.
Middleton Primary School is aiming to raise its current Ofsted grade from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ in about a year’s time and is working hard to achieve its goal.
That’s the verdict from Ofsted after the school last month underwent its first monitoring inspection since being judged to require improvement in December 2013.
A report said: “Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement.
“Three particular things are working well to drive improvements. First, there is urgency to the work being done and the plan is to show good performance in about a year from now...Second, pupils are playing their part well because the changes are well understood by them. Third, you have made good use of the professional advice from advisors, courses and visits to other schools.”
The report also praised the school for putting new systems in place to focus pupils’ attitudes to learning.
And it added: “Assessments for all years groups show that, for the first half of this school year, pupils are on track to achieve higher standards than last year.”