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Brayton Community Junior School ‘must do better’
A SELBY school which was ordered to improve by a Government watchdog has made “inadequate” progress, according to a new report.
Brayton Community Junior School was subjected to special measures following an inspection by Ofsted in November last year, and the watchdog recently made its first monitoring visit to the school to judge how it has improved.
Inspectors visited the school on March 13 and 26 and sat in on a number of lessons.
They found that, although systems brought in to track pupils’ progress were “more robust, lesson evidence and pupils’ work do not provide convincing evidence that past underachievement is being addressed”.
In their latest report, the inspectors also noted:
“There has been a large amount of external support to improve the quality of teaching, including whole-school training sessions and individual support for several teachers. Despite this, the quality of teaching observed during the inspection is still very variable with too much having weak features.”
In December, The Press reported the school had been ordered to raise attainment and improve achievement in English and maths by ensuring teachers planned their work around the specific needs of pupils.
Ofsted also instructed the school to improve the quality and improve the monitoring of teaching and learning at the school.
In deeming the improvement of teaching and learning quality “inadequate”, the report also stated: “Pupils are engaged in their learning and make good progress in developing their understanding or gaining confidence in applying new skills.”