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Posted on: 15/05/2019

Effective action being taken at The Weald CofE Primary School

" Leaders and managers are taking effective actions towards the removal of the serious weaknesses designation "

We are absolutely delighted to have received a positive monitoring report from Her Majesty's Inspectors for The Weald Church of England Primary School.

Everyone who is involved with the school has been working extremely hard to improve the outcomes and life chances for all children. A fantastic start to the improvement journey with particular thanks and congratulations to the Head of School and Executive Headteacher, who are rightly recognised.


Highlights include:

You have been resolute in setting higher standards for staff and in successfully recruiting new staff

You have wasted no time in implementing a range of measures and strategies aimed at improving standards across the school

Leaders have not shied away from setting higher standards for teachers. Consequently, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is improving

Improvements in teaching are evident in pupils’ books. For example, ‘steps to success’ feedback sheets help pupils to understand what they need to do to improve

You regularly review plans for improvement and rate your progress for each action

Improved line management systems are having an impact on the effectiveness of leaders. Regular meetings with members of staff mean that staff are held to account more effectively

Leaders have set high standards for pupils’ behaviour and introduced a simplified behaviour policy. As a result, pupils’ behaviour is improving

Staff are very positive about the changes in school since the last inspection. They recognise that there is a more consistent approach to applying school policies and improved teaching strategies. Staff that I spoke to told me that leaders are
considerate of staff well-being and workload. Leaders have implemented improved policies whilst keeping staff well-being at the forefront of their minds. Staff value the approachability of leaders. Staff also value the training opportunities that are open to them


The full report can be downloaded here

Written by Amanda Johnston
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