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Primary School Requires Improvement, Says Report

Thursday June 13 2013

Darton Primary Darton Primary

DARTON Primary 'requires improvement' in a number of areas including the quality of teaching following an inspection by Ofsted.

At its last inspection three years ago, the Station Road-based school was found to be 'good' overall - but last month was told it needed to improve.

The report identified a number of areas that need attention such as the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and leadership and management.

However, the behaviour and safety of pupils was rated as good.

The report said the reason the school was not rated as 'good' is because pupils' progress in writing requires improvement.

"This is because, since the previous inspection, it has been too slow and as a result, pupils' attainment in writing is below average," the report states.

Inspectors also said teaching requires improvement because the teaching of writing over time has not been good enough to prevent standards declining and progress slowing in the subject.

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Reply Posted by Mum on Thursday June 13 2013 at 20:47
Is it such a surprise that the headteacher has stated his plans to 'retire' in the summer?? enough said I think

Reply Posted by Me on Monday June 17 2013 at 18:07
The head had already made plans to retire before OFSTED came so get your facts straight before u post on here!!!

Reply Posted by Me on Monday June 17 2013 at 19:27
I have 3 children, 2 of whom have left Darton primary and one who is still there. The staff and governors are all amazing. All my children are doing so well thanks to all the amazing and hard working staff. Underachieving in literacy skills may be due to parents who can't be bothered to read with their children. This has to be a contributing factor!