Inspectors find school is in need of improvement



A lower school requires improvement, an Ofsted inspection has found.

Inspectors found that work is needed at Langford Lower School to bring it up to a ‘good’ standard.

The behaviour and safety of pupils was found to be good though.

Ofsted inspectors who visited the school last month found that ‘the quality of teaching is not consistently good and a few teachers’ expectations of what pupils can achieve are not high enough’.

The progress of pupils is also uneven, inspectors found.

More able children ‘do not always make good progress and consequently do not consistently attain the high results they are capable of.”

The progress of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is also uneven, the report says.

Teachers do not regularly check on learning in lessons or ‘adjust activities to match pupils’ understanding’, inspectors found.

The behaviour of pupils is praised, though, and the headteacher, the report says, has ‘succeeded in stabilising the school following a period of considerable turbulence.’

Governors are totally committed to the school and to raising achievement, while parents are pleased with recent changes there.




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