Head ‘knows what needs to be done’ at Snettisham school

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A primary school placed in special measures to improve is making “reasonable progress”, an Ofsted inspector has confirmed.

The education watchdog judged Snettisham Primary School as inadequate and ordered it to raise standards following an inspection last summer.

It was told to improve the quality of teaching and rate of pupil progress and to ensure the outdoor areas for reception children were safe and well-resourced.

The school was also told to ensure pupils were aware of staying safe when using computers, and to develop the role of senior leaders, subject leaders and governors.

Ofsted inspector Paul Tomkow visited the school last month to carry out a second monitoring inspection since special measures were imposed, and found that acting headteacher John Marshall-Grint had “demonstrated a clear understanding of what needs to be done in order to improve standards”.

In a letter to Mr Marshall-Grint, he said: “The school is making reasonable progress towards the removal of special measures.”

He said pupil progress was improving as most teachers were now planning work at a suitable level for different abilities, and more thorough marking of pupils’ work was just one area of improvement to the quality of teaching.

He said although some pupils displayed challenging behaviour during the visit, it was dealt with effectively, and pupils displayed a good understanding of staying safe when using the Internet.