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(UK) Mansfield school "vows to improve" literacy scores

Nov 28, 2019, Chad: Mansfield primary school vows to improve after Ofsted inspection https://www.chad.co.uk/education/mansfield-primary-school-vows-to-improve-after-ofsted-inspection-1-10126517 A Mansfield primary school which has not seen enough progress in its reading levels has vowed to continue improving its pupils’ literacy levels. King Edward Primary School, on Littleworth, was told by education watchdog Ofsted that pupils’ reading quality had improved, but “not enough”, following a recent inspection at the site.... Clive Worrall, lead inspector for Ofsted, also said in his report that some pupils with special educational needs are finding their work “too difficult” and are not helped as well as they could be by staff…. In a letter to parents, the school’s headteacher and governor assured parents that it is already taking measures to address Ofsted’s concerns and outlined how it is “continuing to strive” for improved literacy levels. Sue Bridges, school headteacher, said: “New staff are receiving training to lead in the different subject areas so that they can ensure teaching is strong in all subject areas…. “We are looking at how to adjust the curriculum so that some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities do not find the work too difficult in class…. “Special educational needs pupils receive good levels of pastoral support, which is a strength at King Edwards.” In his recommendations for improvement, Mr Worrall said: “Some staff lack the knowledge they need to teach all subjects well….