A school has been told it has taken effective action in its first Ofsted report since it was told it required improvements.
St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, in Weald Drive, Furnace Green, was given a rating of ‘requires improvement’ in its last Ofsted inspection in June.
This meant it would receive regular unannounced inspections to ensure it made specified improvements.
The school received its first unannounced inspection in September and the report from the inspection said senior leaders and governors were taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement.
The report stated: “Your response to the previous inspection has been thoughtful, well-judged and vigorous.
“You have worked with your staff to redefine the ways that teaching and learning in every classroom takes place, and have communicated your intentions in clear and well-constructed action plans.”
The report in June stated that pupils’ achievement in mathematics required improvement.
The most recent report said: “Teaching and learning in mathematics have been completely reorganised and a new subject leader for mathematics has been appointed since the previous inspection.”
Some aspects of the school have been assessed as ‘outstanding’, such as the marking of Year 6 work which the inspector stated had ‘the potential to have considerable impact on pupils’ learning’.
It added that the school should take further action to ensure that all teaching staff and teaching assistants make the changes required to their classroom practice build in more challenge to some achievement targets.