MP 'incredibly impressed' with improving school labelled 'inadequate' by Ofsted (From Watford Observer)
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Watford MP Richard Harrington 'incredibly impressed' with improving school labelled 'inadequate' by Ofsted
MP Richard Harrington has visited a Watford school described by Ofsted as "inadequate" last year, to see how quickly improvements are being made.
Last year Kingsway Junior School received a negative report from Ofsted, which highlighted the need for the school to improve following findings of inadequate teaching. The school was given notice to improve and raise standards.
The previous headteacher resigned from her post.
A term and a half since new headteacher Jennifer Sherry took up her post, Kingsway was re-assessed and moved out of the inadequate category.
The school has now attracted teachers from "good" and "outstanding" schools to come in and continue the improvements.
Parents have said they have noticed a difference and within a year the school has gone from being undersubscribed to full in some year groups.
Improvements look set to continue with new governors also being appointed.
Mr Harrington said: "The proof that the school has really turned a corner is in the pupils. Having met with Year 5 and Year 6 pupils I was incredibly impressed with their focus, and genuine excitement about learning.
"Mrs Sherry seems to be doing an excellent job with the school alongside support from parents, the local authority, local community, staff and new governors. The pupils are a testament to this and I’m sure they all have bright futures ahead of them."
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