Swaffham school still needs work

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Ofsted inspectors say a Swaffham Junior School is not making enough progress to get out of special measures. Inspectors have returned to the school for the second time since it was placed in special measures in February.

Within the monitoring report inspector John Mitcheson said: “Having considered all the evidence I am of the opinion that at this time: the school is not making enough progress towards the removal of special measures.”

He visited the school with Susan Heptinstall, on November 4 and 5 November.

The inspection team in February advised a range of measures for the school to improve.

The report stated the school needed to improve teaching in all classes by picking up errors and misconceptions as they occur in classes and to mark work regularly along with setting activities at the right level for youngsters.

The school was also told to improve pupils progress in writing and maths.

Inspectors also advised to improve leadership and management by making immediate action to safe ensure that arrangements for pupils’ safeguarding are robust.

And for senior and subject leaders assess the quality of teaching, taking into account the impact on pupils’ progress over time

The team advised to improve pupils behaviour by staff taking responsibility for managing behaviour and raising attendance levels.

The report also advised to ensure that there is adequate supervision of pupils at playtimes, especially in the garden

The school was also advised to improve the effectiveness of governance by monitoring closely the arrangements to safeguard pupils.