School is getting it right, says Ofsted

INSPECTORS are pleased with the progress made by staff and pupils at Luddenden Dene Junior and Infant School since it was put into special measures 18 months ago.

“Data indicates that a larger majority of pupils are now on track to reach age-related expectations of their attainment by the end of the year but there is still more work to do,” according to Ofsted inspector John Young.

Since the last monitoring inspection efforts to raise attainment and accelerate pupils’ progress has been satisfactory in key stages 1 and 2 and good in the early years foundation stage.

There is no longer cause for concern over the children’s behaviour and attendance.

“Teaching is more sharply focused on deepening pupils’ understanding of key concepts and skills, increasing their resilience and confidence when working independently and in groups, and expanding their knowledge base.

“Early years provision goes from strength to strength.”

Mr Young found acting headteacher Lisa Hoyle and her deputy work purposefully and effectively.