"Rapidly improving" school will be "good" by end of next academic year

Pupils at Corringham Primary have been celebrating their school's rapid improvement

Pupils at Corringham Primary have been celebrating their school's rapid improvement

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A SCHOOL that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results.

Corringham Primary School was placed in special measures by Ofsted last year and was considered to be failing so badly its entire governing body was replaced with an interim board before being given a “fresh start” as an academy.

Under this arrangement, it was placed under the wing of Gable Hall School in Stanford-le-Hope, which in a recent review found the school was “rapidly improving” – an assessment confirmed by its recent round of year six SAT exams in which pupils achieved Level Six results in maths for the first time.

The report also noted that, if the current rate of improvement continued, the school would likely be rated ‘good’ within the next academic year.

Lorna Hamilton, who was appointed headteacher in March, said she was delighted with the news.

She said: “The findings of the review reflect the hard work of all those associated with the shool and, although we still have a long way to go, we know we are on the right path.

“The academic year 2014/15 will continue to be challenging but I am delighted to confirm that the school will be fully staffed when the children return from summer break and in addition, to ensure continued rapid progress, we have additional teachers in years five, six and reception.

“We will also have the use of a new library for KS2. Our fantastic Parents and Teachers’ Association has kindly provided us with this facility and both teachers and children are absolutely delighted with it.”

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1:19pm Thu 17 Jul 14

E.C.M. says...

"A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results".

So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?!

However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable?

Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school?

We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English!

The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables!
"A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results". So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?! However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable? Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school? We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English! The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables! E.C.M.
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2:06pm Thu 17 Jul 14

fobbingc says...

Too late for my son and the rest of year 6, lucky they are leaving tomorrow, and is that actually a picture of Corringham Primary as I do not recognise anyone in that photo, especially the lady in the middle
Too late for my son and the rest of year 6, lucky they are leaving tomorrow, and is that actually a picture of Corringham Primary as I do not recognise anyone in that photo, especially the lady in the middle fobbingc
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2:27pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Misleading heading - stating a hope as a fact.

OFSTED is a waste of space and huge waste of money. They don't see all the teacher teach so how can they state as fact how well teaching is done?
Misleading heading - stating a hope as a fact. OFSTED is a waste of space and huge waste of money. They don't see all the teacher teach so how can they state as fact how well teaching is done? Jack222
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10:39am Fri 18 Jul 14

Sugarman says...

E.C.M. wrote:
"A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results".

So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?!

However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable?

Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school?

We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English!

The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables!
Gable Hall wont mind, I found that when my son attended Gable Hall, all they were interested in were the children who they knew would achieve good results, the others fell by the wayside, and I'm not saying this because my son failed, on the contrary he didn't but the pressure on those who were "bright" was immense and I agree that it is an Exam Factory, but they do only concentrate on the bright kids. So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine.
[quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: "A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results". So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?! However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable? Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school? We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English! The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables![/p][/quote]Gable Hall wont mind, I found that when my son attended Gable Hall, all they were interested in were the children who they knew would achieve good results, the others fell by the wayside, and I'm not saying this because my son failed, on the contrary he didn't but the pressure on those who were "bright" was immense and I agree that it is an Exam Factory, but they do only concentrate on the bright kids. So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine. Sugarman
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10:41am Fri 18 Jul 14

Sugarman says...

Sugarman wrote:
E.C.M. wrote:
"A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results".

So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?!

However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable?

Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school?

We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English!

The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables!
Gable Hall wont mind, I found that when my son attended Gable Hall, all they were interested in were the children who they knew would achieve good results, the others fell by the wayside, and I'm not saying this because my son failed, on the contrary he didn't but the pressure on those who were "bright" was immense and I agree that it is an Exam Factory, but they do only concentrate on the bright kids. So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine.
I'd like to add that was in Mr. King's era as headteacher.
[quote][p][bold]Sugarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: "A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results". So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?! However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable? Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school? We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English! The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables![/p][/quote]Gable Hall wont mind, I found that when my son attended Gable Hall, all they were interested in were the children who they knew would achieve good results, the others fell by the wayside, and I'm not saying this because my son failed, on the contrary he didn't but the pressure on those who were "bright" was immense and I agree that it is an Exam Factory, but they do only concentrate on the bright kids. So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine.[/p][/quote]I'd like to add that was in Mr. King's era as headteacher. Sugarman
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2:10pm Sat 19 Jul 14

E.C.M. says...

Sugarman wrote:
Sugarman wrote:
E.C.M. wrote: "A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results". So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?! However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable? Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school? We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English! The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables!
Gable Hall wont mind, I found that when my son attended Gable Hall, all they were interested in were the children who they knew would achieve good results, the others fell by the wayside, and I'm not saying this because my son failed, on the contrary he didn't but the pressure on those who were "bright" was immense and I agree that it is an Exam Factory, but they do only concentrate on the bright kids. So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine.
I'd like to add that was in Mr. King's era as headteacher.
"So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine".

Arrrggghhh! Nooo but they won't be!!! Maybe, they'll gain 'qualifications', but there's absolutely no guarentee this will equip young people to deal with life!

We have lazily assumed that, somehow it must do, but children who just achieve 'exams' are invariably timid and unsettled when they step outside the narrow comfort zone of their 'Exam Factory'...I mean Academy!
[quote][p][bold]Sugarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sugarman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: "A school that was judged to be failing last year is “rapidly improving” with record exam results". So all the supportive intervention, all the intense mentoring, all the 1:1 tutoring, all the boost classes etc. etc. are paying dividends?! However, Is this above and beyond classroom practise sustainable? Just because the 'qualifications' have improved, does this mean Corringham Primary is really a better school? We can all teach to the test and just focus solely on Maths & English! The 'exam factory' up the road (Gable Hall) must be relishing the prospect of robotic clones starting their secondary education in September, primed to conform and ultimately become another set of statistics in the results business of GCSE league tables![/p][/quote]Gable Hall wont mind, I found that when my son attended Gable Hall, all they were interested in were the children who they knew would achieve good results, the others fell by the wayside, and I'm not saying this because my son failed, on the contrary he didn't but the pressure on those who were "bright" was immense and I agree that it is an Exam Factory, but they do only concentrate on the bright kids. So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine.[/p][/quote]I'd like to add that was in Mr. King's era as headteacher.[/p][/quote]"So if these children are robots but good robots they'll be fine". Arrrggghhh! Nooo but they won't be!!! Maybe, they'll gain 'qualifications', but there's absolutely no guarentee this will equip young people to deal with life! We have lazily assumed that, somehow it must do, but children who just achieve 'exams' are invariably timid and unsettled when they step outside the narrow comfort zone of their 'Exam Factory'...I mean Academy! E.C.M.
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10:39pm Sun 20 Jul 14

snowyday says...

That PIC is at least 5 years old! That was when my second daughter was there and she's in year 8 now! Let's hope it improves that quick. And let's hope communication will pick up at that rate too! Let's go back to the days of Mr Colvert, never had problems then. To many heads in just as many years. Let's try stability, continuity and let's give test results a break. Let's concentrate on the children and not what they score to boost the ratings.
Its not the children that are bad just the way they are taught, now they are all working so hard. Feel sorry for the children!!!
That PIC is at least 5 years old! That was when my second daughter was there and she's in year 8 now! Let's hope it improves that quick. And let's hope communication will pick up at that rate too! Let's go back to the days of Mr Colvert, never had problems then. To many heads in just as many years. Let's try stability, continuity and let's give test results a break. Let's concentrate on the children and not what they score to boost the ratings. Its not the children that are bad just the way they are taught, now they are all working so hard. Feel sorry for the children!!! snowyday
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