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Junior school out of special measures

The school has an emphasis on sport - and in january former Olympian Denise Lewis spent the day with pupils

The school has an emphasis on sport - and in january former Olympian Denise Lewis spent the day with pupils

Turnfurlong Junior School has come out of special measures, after a visit from Ofsted found that improvements had been made.

The school went into special measures in May 2012, and head teacher Jo Erasmus and her team have been working hard to make the improvements ever since.

Results of an inspection by Ofsted were revealed on Friday - and the school is now rated good, going up two levels on their previous rating.

Miss Erasmus said: “There has been a huge shift in the school’s approach to teaching and learning, with a focus on pupils’ progress. But we have tried to keep up with music and sport, which was our focus, too.

“It has been a hard journey but a very worthwhile journey, we are going to carry on working hard and we are now aiming for outstanding.”

On Thursday night parents were invited to attend a meeting at the school where they were told the good news.

And Miss Erasmus admitted that the teaching staff would now be able to enjoy their half term break even more following the good news.

She said: “The whole process has been very beneficial, and began just after I took over. There was a lot to do, but after this news we can all enjoy ourselves in the holiday.”

 

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