Schools in special measures after "losing direction"

Mistley Norman Primary School

Mistley Norman Primary School

First published in News

MISTLEY Norman Primary School has been placed in special measures after “losing direction”.

The school has gone from a good Ofsted rating in 2011 to being graded as inadequate.

The report criticised the headteacher and governors for not showing they have the capacity to bring about sustained improvement.

It branded the curriculum, achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership as inadequate.

Steve Burnup was head at the time of the inspection. Amanda Woolmer is interim head.

The report also criticised the lack of help given by Essex County Council, saying: “At its previous inspection, the school was judged to be a good school.

“As a consequence, the local authority has provided light touch support. The decline in the school’s performance was not identified quickly enough and not enough help has been provided to bring rapid improvement.”

In a statement released by the school, staff and governors spoke of their disappointment at the report.

But they added a number of strengths were also identified including pupils’ enjoyment of the school, behaviour and good relationship with staff.

A county council spokesman said: “It is always disappointing when a school is judged to be inadequate.

"There is a comprehensive support strategy in place, including a full-time, interim headteacher and an executive headteacher overseeing improvements. We are confident the school will improve quickly.”

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6:38pm Tue 14 Jan 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Do not worry Normal school OFSTED inspections are seriously crap its not about what you do or know, its about what and and who you know?

Nudge wink say no more?

I would not trust them with a barge pole, some of them on the teams have been taken off teaching and put in inspectorate, well you can guess the reasons why?

I was at a public meeting when one them started bragging he was a team inspectorate member and trying to influence proceedings of that evening with innuendos of his position and association.

they are power crazy braggarts.

Watch this space in the next few months and all will be revealed.

Put it like this if you have the measure on any of them and they inspect your pitch you get the edge on a grey area decision a lot of that has been going around here.

That is why some schools have been it hard while others have been able to get away with a lot.

They have hit you hard to make their books look good in other areas where BL**D eyes have been rotated.

Think about its called playing off?
Do not worry Normal school OFSTED inspections are seriously crap its not about what you do or know, its about what and and who you know? Nudge wink say no more? I would not trust them with a barge pole, some of them on the teams have been taken off teaching and put in inspectorate, well you can guess the reasons why? I was at a public meeting when one them started bragging he was a team inspectorate member and trying to influence proceedings of that evening with innuendos of his position and association. they are power crazy braggarts. Watch this space in the next few months and all will be revealed. Put it like this if you have the measure on any of them and they inspect your pitch you get the edge on a grey area decision a lot of that has been going around here. That is why some schools have been it hard while others have been able to get away with a lot. They have hit you hard to make their books look good in other areas where BL**D eyes have been rotated. Think about its called playing off? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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6:38pm Tue 14 Jan 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Do not worry Normal school OFSTED inspections are seriously crap its not about what you do or know, its about what and and who you know?

Nudge wink say no more?

I would not trust them with a barge pole, some of them on the teams have been taken off teaching and put in inspectorate, well you can guess the reasons why?

I was at a public meeting when one them started bragging he was a team inspectorate member and trying to influence proceedings of that evening with innuendos of his position and association.

they are power crazy braggarts.

Watch this space in the next few months and all will be revealed.

Put it like this if you have the measure on any of them and they inspect your pitch you get the edge on a grey area decision a lot of that has been going around here.

That is why some schools have been it hard while others have been able to get away with a lot.

They have hit you hard to make their books look good in other areas where BL**D eyes have been rotated.

Think about its called playing off?
Do not worry Normal school OFSTED inspections are seriously crap its not about what you do or know, its about what and and who you know? Nudge wink say no more? I would not trust them with a barge pole, some of them on the teams have been taken off teaching and put in inspectorate, well you can guess the reasons why? I was at a public meeting when one them started bragging he was a team inspectorate member and trying to influence proceedings of that evening with innuendos of his position and association. they are power crazy braggarts. Watch this space in the next few months and all will be revealed. Put it like this if you have the measure on any of them and they inspect your pitch you get the edge on a grey area decision a lot of that has been going around here. That is why some schools have been it hard while others have been able to get away with a lot. They have hit you hard to make their books look good in other areas where BL**D eyes have been rotated. Think about its called playing off? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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6:39pm Tue 14 Jan 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

sorru about that it was only pushed bl**dy once thats the site not me :-(
sorru about that it was only pushed bl**dy once thats the site not me :-( TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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