Sunday, 2 November 2014

Dorridge primary downgraded in inspectors' rating

ST George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Bentley Heath has been downgraded from outstanding to good by inspectors Ofsted.

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The inspectorate visited the Mill Lane school on September 17 and 18 and has just publishedits report into its findings.

It rated leadership, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils and early years provision as good and behaviour of pupils as outstanding.

It was rated outstanding overall at its last inspection in 2008 and was not inspected again under 2011 rules which stated that outstanding schools require less inspection.

It said “although pupils make good progress overall, there are some variations between classes” particularly in Key Stage 2 for seven to 11-year-olds.

It said: “Some activities are not set at the right level of difficulty to ensure rapid progress.”

And it said: “Systems to collect information about the achievement of different groups of pupils are too complicated to enable senior leaders to rapidly identify any weaknesses and take action.

“Feedback to teachers about their work does not always provide precise guidance to help all pupils make better progress.”

Yet it praised above average levels of reading, writing and maths, the proportion of top performers, governors’ leadership and “exemplary” behaviour.

It said: “The curriculum (the subjects taught) provides pupils with many memorable experiences including a wide range of before-and-after-school activities which contribute strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

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1 comment:

  1. No one with a child at this school will be surprised at the down grade.

    The only surprise - is that they managed to receive a good rating.

    Still what are friends for....