Cranbourne Primary's goal to improveBy Hugh Fort
July 02, 2012
A school has been told to improve the quality of teaching and learning by December to boost its “satisfactory” Ofsted rating.
Cranbourne Primary School in Lovel Road, Cranbourne, has been given the rating after a visit from inspectors in March.
In the report, inspectors highlight some good work, but urges staff to raise the rating to “good” at its next inspection.
It says: “The quality of teaching varies widely, but it is satisfactory overall. There is some underachievement in reading and mathematics Key Stage One, which the school is working hard to address. However, sometimes work is well-matched to pupils’ needs, particularly for high-attaining pupils.”
It also states pupils told the inspectors about the “friendly atmosphere where everyone gets on well together at the school”.
The school received a “good” grading in the behaviour and safety of pupils.
It states headteacher Ruth Huckle provides “strong, thoughtful leadership which promotes effective teamwork and a supportive learning environment for all” and that she is “well supported by the deputy headteacher and an effective governing body”.
The inspectors set the following targets: Matching work more closely to the differing needs of pupils, particularly higher attaining pupils; asking questions which fully challenge pupils, the use of targets; and pupils' involvement in their learning so that all pupils benefit.