School needs to improve

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A Conisbrough primary school has put plans in place to continue to improve, an Ofsted report has revealed.

Ofsted inspectors who visited Morley school have said it was improving in some areas but more work was still required.

A monitoring inspection report said senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle areas requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection in March. It found the school improvement plan had been re-written and addresses the areas for improvement.

Governors have a structure to monitor progress and teaching and learning has improved. More good teaching and learning was observed during the visit than in June 2013 and the judgment was supported by the school’s own observations and the local authority’s recent monitoring.

Where teaching and learning is good, activities are matched to the levels pupils work at and there is suitable challenge for the more able. The report praised learning mentors and teaching assistants. However watchdogs said the school should continue the work to raise standards in literacy.

The report recommended a review of all aspects of teaching and learning in literacy, presentation, spelling, punctuation, grammar, marking and feedback.