Improvements continue at primary school

By Ross Findon

Friday, June 6, 2014

 

IMPROVEMENTS have continued to be made at an Isle of Wight primary school, after it was put into special measures in May last year.

According to its latest Ofsted monitoring inspection, Barton Primary School has made reasonable progress towards coming out of special measures.

"Since the inspection and last visit, achievement in the school has continued to improve. Current levels of achievement in Year 6 are significantly better than at the same time last year.

"Pupils have made rapid progress in reading and mathematics," the report found, although inspectors said it was harder to judge writing improvements because of previously poor assessment information.

"The proportion of pupils on track to achieve the required level in Year 1 phonics assessment is significantly higher than in 2013.

"However this is still too low as around half the pupils will not move into Year 2 ready to access the next stage in their education."

Inspectors said the quality of teaching had improved, but more needed to be done.

The headteacher, Mark Snow, and the Interim Executive Board (IEB) appointed to help improve the school, continued to provide strong leadership.

Read the report in full below:

Barton Primary School and Early Years Centre. Ofsted Monitoring Report

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