Search

Ofsted tell Ormesby school to do better

PUBLISHED: 19:48 20 October 2016 | UPDATED: 19:48 20 October 2016

Ormesby Village Junior School is determined to improve after Ofsted said it must do better following the latest inspection.

Ormesby Village Junior School is determined to improve after Ofsted said it must do better following the latest inspection.

Archant

A village junior school is determined to bounce back and rapidly improve after Ofsted said it had to do better and provide more challenge to pupils.

The body that sets standards in the classroom said Ormesby Village Junior School was worse than it was at the last inspection following a “period of turbulence.”

The critical report came against a backdrop of staff changes and recruitment issues after the previous headteacher and some key staff left and the infant school head took up the position sharing her time between the two schools.

It said that while in previous years pupils had achieved well by the end of Year 6 in the most recent tests less that half of pupils who joined the school with average attainment reached the expected standard in reading and very few in maths.

Meanwhile in other subjects more able students were not given “the chance to shine” and more generally teaching was not always matched to pupils’ abilities leading sometimes to chatter and disengagement.

On the plus side attendance was good and children said they enjoyed school which is described as “a welcoming place.”

There was praise too for governors who challenge leaders and carefully consider what steps they can take to support the head.

One aspect that was better since Ofsted’s last visit was the quality and presentation of pupils’ writing.

However inspectors rated the school as “requires improvement” in all four categories as well as overall.

Headteacher Lucy Bates said: “The governors and staff at the school are fully committed to addressing areas identified for improvement quickly, as we are determined that all our pupils are supported to achieve their full potential.

“In the light of inspection findings, we have re-evaluated and revised improvement plans that had already been put in place. These include a rigorous timetable for leaders to check the quality of teaching, and staff are receiving training to challenge children more effectively, so improving their achievement levels and behaviour for learning.

“We are pleased that the inspectors praised areas of strength such as that children feel happy and safe in school, that pupils with special educational needs and disadvantaged pupils make good progress and that the quality of children’s writing and the presentation of work has improved since the last inspection.”

In January 2012 the school was highly rated and judged as “good” overall.

Other News

Yesterday, 18:07

An historic Great Yarmouth housing estate is in line for a multi-million pound makeover which will improve housing for more than 1,000 people and hopefully build new homes for a few more.

Yesterday, 17:05

Business owners have warned that people are too scared to go onto a town centre street amid fears of a rise in violence at weekends.

Yesterday, 17:01

American Football used cheerleaders, cricket turned to T20, and football had the short-lived Golden Goal.

They are two coastal towns that have evolved in recent years into trendy haunts throughout the summer months.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:05

Business owners have warned that people are too scared to go onto a town centre street amid fears of a rise in violence at weekends.

Read more
Twitter
Mon, 12:33

A road rage incident in Great Yarmouth saw a man leave his car and try and get into another driver’s car when it was stopped at traffic lights.

Read more
Mon, 15:17

A woman who was wanted by police on recall to prison has been found in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Yesterday, 07:17

A woman thought she was going to die as her ex-partner stamped on her head twice and broke her nose, a court heard.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Mon, 17:24

Emergency services were called to Great Yarmouth town centre after a disused lamp post caught fire on Monday afternoon.

Read more
Rescue Service

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy