The headteacher of a school in Aylesbury has said she is already working on the key points highlighted in a recent Ofsted report, after it was rated ‘requires improvement’.
Debbie Standage, who has been in charge of Broughton Community Infant School for just over a year, added that she was confident the school will be upgraded to ‘good’ when the next inspection takes place in 18 months.
The school was judged as ‘good’ by inspectors during an interim assessment in January 2012 but standards have fallen since then and now pupils do ‘not achieve as well as they should’.
Lead inspector David Wynford Jones said that ‘in some lessons pupils did not make enough progress because the pace of lessons was too slow’.
Ms Standage said she accepted the report’s findings.
She said: “We had already identified a lot of the areas that were highlighted by the inspectors and we are in the process of implementing plans to deal with these issues.
“For example, the report said we needed to improve pupils achievement so we are ensuring that our staff are more confident with the rate of pupils progress and so they can move lessons along quicker to cater for more able children.”
She said she was looking forward to continuing the school’s progress in the right direction.
“We have had quite a few changes of staff recently but we now have a fantastic team.
“Everyone has been extremely co-operative and I feel confident that the school is now in a strong position going forward.”