Better standard of mathematics at village school

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Teaching and learning of mathematics is getting better at a middle school.

In February Ofsted inspectors visited Gamlingay Village College for the first time since it was judged to require improvement in November.

The report says: “Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement.”

It continues: “You have given the school a strong focus on improving mathematics, a key issue at the last inspection.

“Basing the Stratton Education Trust’s lead practitioner for mathematics at the school is proving effective in building the skills and confidence of staff.

“The impact on pupils’ achievement is particularly evident in Year 7 where pupils are now making the progress expected following under achievement.”

Improvement plans for maths and other subjects have been revised since the last inspection and staff have been given extra training in maths teaching.

There is also increased parental involvement in learning about maths.

Suggestions for further improvement include making sure that developing good practice is consistent across subjects and year groups.