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(UK) Cornwall: Primary school with "about the nat'l average" of SPED kids told to improve

Jan 4, 2018, (UK) Cornwall Live: Penryn Primary Academy has been told by Ofsted to improve in every area—The report said it requires improvement in all areas from behaviour and attendance to its teaching http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/penryn-primary-academy-been-told-1006031 The report said the school needed to improve in its leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for pupils and early years provision. … The school has above the national average number of children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities and has a new SEN leader who, the report recognised, was beginning to tackle weaknesses. … The school has had a “high rate” of pupil exclusions but leaders were working “relentlessly and effectively” to improve its work with children. “Although much improved, pupils’ behaviour is not good enough,” said the inspectors. “On occasion, pupils’ behaviour disrupts other pupils’ learning. The attendance of pupils, although improving, is not good. Too many pupils are persistently absent from school.” …