Satisfactory progress by village school

IAN CLARKE A village school is making “satisfactory” progress since being put in special measures, according to Ofsted inspectors.The 76-pupil Bawdeswell Primary, near Dereham, was put into special measures last February and since then has had two monitoring visits to gauge how it is improving.

IAN CLARKE

A village school is making "satisfactory" progress since being put in special measures, according to Ofsted inspectors.

The 76-pupil Bawdeswell Primary, near Dereham, was put into special measures last February and since then has had two monitoring visits to gauge how it is improving.

A report has now been published after a two-day inspection in November and the team found the school had cut its number of classes from four to three.


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Pupils have been performing below national averages but the inspectors found signs of improvement.

Behaviour of children is good and the quality of teaching has got better at Bawdeswell since the last inspection.

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The report concluded: "Under the purposeful leadership of the acting headteacher, there is a strong commitment amongst staff, pupils and governors to sustaining improvement. Plans for the future leadership of the school are well advanced and include entering into partnership with a neighbouring school under one headteacher."

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