Oswaldtwistle school told it must improve

Blackburn Citizen: Oswaldtwistle school told it must improve Oswaldtwistle school told it must improve

PUPILS at an Oswaldtwistle primary school do not make good progress in all subjects, Ofsted inspectors found.

St Paul’s CofE Primary School was told it ‘requires improvement’.

Jennifer Platt, lead inspector, said in a report: “Teaching is not always effective in ensuring pupils learn as much as they can and so extend their skills and knowledge.

“The most able pupils do not make enough progress because their work is not always hard enough.

“Activities in some lessons do not capture pupils’ imagination and so they do not produce enough of their best work.”

But she also found pupils at the Union Road school settled in well and made good progress in reading.

She added: “Behaviour is good and a small number of pupils who find it difficult to control their actions are managed very well.

“The nurture groups are just one example of how well the school cares for pupils. Teaching and achievement are improving because thorough monitoring tells teachers what they need to do to make their teaching better.”

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