Ofsted have found that there have been improvements following their second monitoring inspection of Gatten and Lake Primary since the school became subject to special measures, following the inspection which took place in February 2012.
In particular they picked out that
- Progress since being subject to special measures – good.
- Progress since previous monitoring inspection – good.
- Newly qualified teachers may be appointed.
Two teachers replaced
It reports that “two teachers left the school at the end of the summer term and were replaced by two new teachers who joined in September.”
The inspectors found “teaching has improved considerably over the past term and a significant amount is now good. No inadequate teaching was seen during the inspection.”
Improvements for pupils
This has brought improvement for the children, with it reported that, “Lessons are now more interesting, with ideas and activities that motivate and enthuse pupils more”, which has lead to “Pupils across the school are increasingly achieving more because teaching is improving. Pupils’ spelling, punctuation, grammar, handwriting and presentation are all improving, as are their mathematical skills.”
Congratulations to all involved.
You can read more detail in the report below.
Isle of Wight
Telephone number: 01983 862763
The Ofsted report