Action plan for Springfield Junior School to raise standards
A JUNIOR school placed in special measures after inspectors found "weaknesses" has now put in place an action plan to improve standards.
The two Ofsted inspectors who visited Springfield Junior School in Swadlincote highlighted weaknesses in leadership, teaching and learning.
Springfield head teacher Sue Hughes said: "We are obviously very disappointed by this. Although we have experienced significant disruption to staffing, we now have a strong team in place and I'm confident we can address the issues highlighted in the report. We are now looking ahead and putting pupils and learning at the heart of our future plans."
Staff and governors at the school say that they have been working closely with Derbyshire County Council to raise standards.
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Councillor Mike Longden, county council cabinet member for education, said: "Our education advisers will continue to work closely with the school's head teacher and governors to ensure everything possible is done to drive up standards."
The school, which has 186 pupils aged seven to 11, was inspected for two days in November.
The inspectors said the quality of teaching needed to improve and staff needed to have higher expectations of pupils' presentation, punctuation and spelling, and to mark pupils' work more effectively.