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Primary goes into special measures
3:30pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
JUST a day after Thurrock Council’s education summit in Purfleet, Ofsted announced another school in the borough had slipped into special measures.
On Tuesday, the education quango published its Ofsted report following an inspection at Corringham Primary School, which found the effectiveness of the school to be “inadequate”.
The report said the school was failing to give pupils an acceptable standard of education. The school, in Herd Lane, will now receive regular inspections from Ofsted.
Achievement of pupils and the quality of teaching and management were all found to be inadequate, although pupils’ behaviour and safety were deemed satisfactory.
The last inspection at the school, in March 2011, found the school to be satisfactory.
But the latest report, from an inspection in January, found pupils make too little progress and standards are low, particularly in writing.
Teaching has not improved quickly enough to address pupils’ underachievement and senior leaders do not have an accurate view of the school’s performance. Governors also do not hold leaders to account adequately or ensure arrangements to safeguard pupils’ health and safety are robust.
Headteacher David Garland said: “Although bitterly disappointed at the outcome of this inspection, we are determined to act upon the findings as quickly as possible. “Already we have an action plan in place and have implemented a number of improvements.”