A primary school which was told it must improve in an Ofsted report is on the right tracks and making progress according to an inspection.
Ryhall Primary School received a monitoring inspection in September and was told afterwards by lead inspector Jeremy Spencer it was making “reasonable progress towards the removal of special measures”.
The school was put into the category of special measures following an Ofsted inspection in January, which criticised both senior management and governors.
Since then, the school has replaced its governing body with an interim executive board made up three members who have experience of primary education and are working closely with acting headteacher Ian Toon.
Chairman of the board, Michael Kee, said: “The board is delighted the inspector has recognised the school’s progress to moving out of special measures.
“The acting headteacher and staff are working very hard to move the school forward to give the children a valuable and rewarding educational experience.
“While the inspector has identified areas of good practice where good progress has been made, he also, rightly, challenged the school to continue to make progress in other areas and that is where our continued efforts for improvement will now focus.”
Parents of pupils at the school have been sent a letter by acting headteacher Ian Toon, notifying them of the outcome of the inspection.
Mr Toon said: “Clearly we have important work ahead of us but it is very encouraging the progress we are making has been recognised by the inspector.
“We are confident we are heading in the right direction and everyone involved with Ryhall Primary School is determined to continue to secure improvements and provide the best possible education for the pupils of our school.”