Trawden Forest Primary School 'needs improvement'

Lancashire Telegraph: Trawden Forest Primary School 'needs improvement' Trawden Forest Primary School 'needs improvement'

A PRIMARY school has been told it ‘requires improvement’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.

Trawden Forest Primary School, which was previously rated as good, was found to be making slow progress in some areas.

The Dean Street school has been told to make changes, though the behaviour and safety of pupils is still classed as good.

Inspectors said that the quality of teaching across the school was not consistently good, so pupils do not always progress as quickly as they might.

Teachers’ marking was also criticised as not always providing pupils with the information that they need to improve.

In a report, lead inspector Neil Dixon, said: “Not all teachers plan work that has appropriate levels of pace and chalenge or that meets the needs of all groups of pupils within their class.

“Progress in mathematics requires improvement. It is slower than in reading and writing, and too few pupils make more than the expected level of progress.”

However the school was also said to have a number of strengths. Pupils make good progress in writing and by the time they leave the school they reach levels of attainment in writing that are at least in line with national expectations.

Pupils’ safety was said to be well planned for and inspectors found that behaviour was also of a high level. The school was praised for the variety of after school activities.

Mr Dixon said: “The curriculum is enhanced by a range of extra-curricular clubs and educational visits. These make a good contribution to the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. School leaders and governors are committed to moving the school forward.”

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