Praise as staff strive to improve March school

Burrowmoor Primary School March
School taking part in GOSH Big Hair Day ANL-161202-174621009
Burrowmoor Primary School March School taking part in GOSH Big Hair Day ANL-161202-174621009
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Teachers at a March school are demonstrating a “resilient determination” to improve as it works it way out of special measures, according to inspectors.

Burrowmoor Primary School has received positive feedback from Ofsted following its latest visit.

Last month the education watchdog carried out its second monitoring inspection at the school since it was rated as inadequate and placed into special measures in March 2015.

A report, published last week, said leaders and managers were taking “effective action” towards the removal of special measures.

It said interim headteacher Anne McCarthy had strengthened leadership “considerably” and “led important changes to the culture of the school”.

Teachers were commended in the report for their resilient determination to improve, although inconsistencies across classes and subjects remain.

Inspectors also noted the positive attitudes of the school’s “considerate” children, stating that they “are eager to do well”.

Mrs McCarthy said: “I am pleased that the school’s hard work and commitment to improve has been recognised in the report. The school community are determined to improve the school further and journey towards being outstanding.”

Burrowmoor is an Active Learning Trust school and Trust chief executive Gary Peile said the senior leadership team deserved praise.

“The Trust and the school know there remains work to do and will continue to support all staff to ensure pupils get the very best opportunities in their time at Burrowmoor,” he said.