AN IMPROVING Chester school has received an encouraging report from Government inspectors.
Upton Heath Primary School was placed under special measures by Ofsted after its inspection team rated its overall provision as inadequate in September last year.
But following its second monitoring visit, the most recent being completed last month, progress being made to improve pupils’ achievement and teaching standards was described as ‘satisfactory’.
Inspector Sonja Oyen said in her report: “There are positive signs in lessons, in pupils’ work and from school data that the pace of learning is accelerating for all pupils.
“The school has invested much time and teaching support for Year 6 pupils to compensate for some poor learning in previous years. These pupils have benefited from one-to-one tuition, booster sessions and revision.
“The overall quality of the teaching and curriculum has improved.
“Much has been achieved in the last two months in placing pupils’ learning at the heart of planning and in making learning more active and individually challenging.”
Headteacher Paula Moreton said: “We are pleased that Ofsted has recognised the hard work undertaken by all staff and their determination to improve outcomes for every child.
“The school is continuing to work closely with the local authority on its journey out of special measures.”