Improvement needed at primary school

By David Newble

Thursday, July 3, 2014

 

DOVER Park Primary School, Ryde, has been judged as requiring improvement, according to an education watchdog.

An Ofsted inspection, which took place at the Isle of Wight school in June, said improvements were needed at the school in the achievement of its pupils, the quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils and its leadership and management. A previous inspection judged the school to be satisfactory.

Pupils did not always present their work neatly and have insufficient opportunities to write at length. They found it difficult to use their numeracy skills in different situations, according to the report.

Teaching also required further improvement because it was not consistently good in all year groups. Inspectors also found systems for checking the school’s work were not robust enough and in previous years, monitoring of teaching and learning had not been accurate.

However, the report also judged the headteacher of the school to be a very strong leader who had been the driving force during a period of significant change.

The proportion of good teaching was rising well and the majority of pupils made good progress during this academic year. Achievement in reading was good and pupils with special educational needs achieved well, according to the report.

Headteacher, Anita Wilcox said the school had been through significant change since the schools’ reorganisation and accepted there were areas that still needed to be addressed.

She said: "I have no doubt that with the continued support of staff, governors and parents and a relentless drive for improvement, we will soon be a good school."

See the full report below:

Dover Park Primary School Ofsted Report July 2014

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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