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Primary school must improve – Ofsted

A Beverley primary school has been told by Ofsted that it needs to improve following an inspection carried out earlier this year. Beverley Minster Church of England Primary had previously  been rated as “good” when inspected four years ago.

In its report the Ofsted inspectors noted the school was not sufficiently rigorous in checking the progress of all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and boys. The report said standards in reading, writing and mathematics were too low at the end of Key Stage 1 and pupils were not making enough progress in writing and maths by the end of Key Stage 2.

It said: “The quality of teaching is not consistently good throughout the school” and noted “Frequent changes in staffing have led to pupils in some classes having a number of teachers over a short period of time”.

It continued: “This, combined with previous ineffective teaching has led to too many pupils making less progress than they should.” It did say early years provision was good and head teacher Rachel Hatter is confident improvements already introduced will help make the school “good” again.