The nation’s chief inspector of schools came to Norfolk this week to tell headteachers standards in the county need to be raised.
His words were spoken the day before publication of a report that showed one of the Lynn’s main secondary schools is on the right track - but not quite there yet.
King’s Lynn Academy was graded as ‘requiring improvement’ for a second time, but inspectors noted how far the school had come in the two years since its last full inspection.
The report, published yesterday, said: ”Under the astute leadership of its principal, all aspects of the academy’s performance are improving.
“Inadequate teaching has been largely eradicated. This has had a marked impact on students’ achievement, behaviour and attendance.”
On Wednesday, Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector of schools, addressed Norfolk’s annual headteacher conference in Norwich with some home truths.
He said: “Overall standards in Norfolk and East Anglia are way below the rest of the country and that has got to stop.”