Action now being taken to improve Denaby school

Shane Jarman
Shane Jarman

Effective action is being taken to improve a Denaby school which was criticised by Ofsted inspectors.

Inspector Joan Hewitt ruled Denaby Main Primary School “requires improvement” - the second lowest rating - after a visit in December last year.

The report highlighted pupil’s inconsistent progress in maths and criticised teachers’ marking of work for not giving “sufficient guidance on how to improve.”

She returned in March this year and noted senior leaders and governors for “taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement.”

Insp Hewitt wrote: ”The improvement in teaching is supplemented by better marking. Teachers now regularly comment what pupils have done well and what they need to do next to improve their work.

“The school’s improvement and action plans are thorough and identify the right priorities.”

She added the school should take further action to make sure pupils’ presentation in maths is neat and precise, while making sure mistakes are picked up quickly.

Headteacher Shane Jarman was not available for comment.