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South Witham Academy makes 'significant progress' says Ofsted after being placed in 'special measures'

A school placed in special measures due to “inadequate leadership, teaching and governance” says it is making “significant progress”.

Ofsted inspectors agree “many changes” have been made at South Witham Academy, but they say it has experienced “much turmoil” since it became an academy in 2016 and it ‘requires improvement’.

Inspectors visited the school in Water Lane last month and found pupils’ reading skills “were not good enough”, the school’s curriculum was not planned well enough, teachers have insufficient expectations of pupils and too many children were persistently absent.

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