Improvements at Terrington St John Primary School

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A school which moved out of special measures earlier this year is taking “effective action” to be better in the near future, according to Ofsted.

Terrington St John Primary School went from an ‘inadequate’ rating to ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection in March.

And at its first monitoring visit since the inspection, carried out last month, inspectors found the school had set out “suitable actions” to make further improvements.

A report, published last week, said: “Although pleased to have moved the school out of special measures, leaders and governors were disappointed that the school was judged to require improvement... however, you have accepted this judgement and moved on from it with shared determination for the school to be judged as good or better in the near future.”

The report said teaching has improved, and new policies mean governors are better informed of the quality of pupils’ work. It also said provisional data for pupils’ achievement this year was “encouraging”.

Further development is needed to improve the school action plan and the induction of new teachers in September needs to be managed well to ensure the momentum in school improvement is maintained and built on.