A PRIMARY school on the Isle of Wight, deemed inadequate and placed in special measures, has made significant improvements according to an Ofsted monitoring report.
Following the monitoring inspection of Niton Primary School on October 4, the report said consultant headteacher Martin Lee — who became full time after the July inspection in place of Ingrid Ramsdale-Capper who is on sick leave — worked with staff to develop a school improvement plan, leading to a 'significant improvement' in the school's culture.
An Isle of Wight Council statement of action and an improvement plan were judged fit for purpose, with particular praise for efforts to measure the impact of initiatives.
Performance meetings and teacher targets have been introduced, job descriptions were being reviewed and pupil progress meetings now took place every half term, the report said.
Mathematics teaching and learning was better, partly thanks to teachers creating their own plans to help all pupils.
The report said a new chair of governors had been appointed and governors had taken steps to become more effective. A planned external review by Hampshire County Council is imminent.
Since the original inspection, a change in pupil numbers has meant some pupils are now taught in mixed year groups, a permanent Year 6 teacher has been appointed and one had joined on a temporary contract until Easter. Two permanent teachers have left the school and two are on maternity leave.
Read the full report below:
Niton Primary School Section 8 inspection report