Balby based primary school placed in special measures

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A Doncaster primary school has fallen from grace after plummeting from a ‘good’ Ofsted rating to ‘inadequate’.

Waverley Primary School in Balby has been placed in special measures after receiving the lowest possible overall rating following the latest inspection.

A report from inspectors at education watchdog Ofsted said “The effectiveness of the school has declined sharply since the last inspection in the standards pupils achieve and the progress they make. “Leaders’ monitoring of many aspects of the school’s work is too superficial to improve its performance.”

Inspectors also slammed the progress of pupils at the Douglas Road school.

Their report said: “Pupils’ progress in Key Stage 2 is inadequate. Consequently, the standards at the end of Year 6 have been significantly below average in reading, writing and mathematics for two years and currently show little improvement.”

Leadership and management, quality of teaching and achievement of pupils were all ranked inadequate.

Behaviour and safety of pupils and early years provision were judged as “requiring improvement”

The school was rated as ‘good’ when inspected in 2011.

Jo Moxon, Doncaster Council assistant director learning and achievement: children and young people, said: ”We are working closely with the school to rapidly address the key areas for improvement.

“We have also produced a time-limited action plan which identifies how we will support the school to improve.”