Narborough school making progress to improve

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Narborough Primary School which was deemed to require improvement in a recent Ofsted inspection is making progress, a monitoring report published this week says.

The report was the first update on the school since it was inspected in October.

The school – which is in the Nar Valley Federation of Church of England Church Schools with Sporle and Castle Acre – was said in the new report to be taking “effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement”.

It said that further action was needed to make the criteria by which the success of the school’s actions to improve teaching are measured, absolutely clear to staff and governors and to increase the strength of leadership to better support staff, pupils and governors.

Improvements were noted in maths and in given specific support to pupils with special educational needs.

School leaders have also attended training on improving assessment and engaging pupils in evaluating how well they understand new learning.

The school’s action plan to address key issues identified by the last inspection had been revised but still needed work.

Governors were described as “knowledgeable and determined” and are working on reshaping the leadership structure across all three schools in the federation to improve them.

The inspector said that a local authority adviser is working with governors and senior leaders to develop a more strategic approach to leadership across the partnership.