Praise for headteacher after monitoring inspection

Wingrave CE Combined School has made improvements

Wingrave CE Combined School has made improvements

A school which was adjudged to need improvements is making progress, an Ofsted inspection has confirmed.

Wingrave Church of England Combined School was visited by Government inspectors in November but required monitoring inspections to take place.

But a letter from Ofsted to head Valerie Britnell has praised her approach in ‘urgently tackling the areas for improvement’ which is ‘already having an impact’.

The letter read: “Teachers are raising the level of challenge in lessons so that all pupils are given work that is hard enough.

“Teaching assistants are providing better support for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs and pupils are achieving more in lessons.

“Those in Years 5 and 6 are on track to make good progress by the end of Key Stage 2.”

The letter also praised the work of school governors in ‘acting swiftly’ to recruit a new deputy headteacher.

The school has made links with Overstone Combined School, which Ofsted describes as a ‘nearby good school’.

Teachers have visited this school to see how pupils making rapid progress through being challenged during classes.

Ofsted said it may carry out further visits and provide support if necessary.




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