Teaching improves at secondary school


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PROGRESS has been made at a Pill secondary school previously told by Ofsted to improve its teaching.

Following an inspection in September, St Katherine’s School was given a rating of ‘requires improvement’ after Ofsted representatives concluded some pupils were not making good enough progress.

A monitoring visit was carried out at the school in November and a letter recently written to headteacher Chris Sammons confirms improvements have been made.

These include senior leaders communicating high expectations to staff and students, teachers planning work more effectively, teachers using seating plans to allow better monitoring of students who could fall behind and providing professional development sessions for teachers in need of improvement.

Staff are also being held to account more and a there has been a change of leadership in the science department, an area which showed some of the worst levels of progress for pupils.

Mr Sammons said: “I am absolutely delighted with the feedback and the fact our improvements have been recognised. I really appreciate all the commitment shown by the staff.”