Wildmoor Heath School placed on special measures
March 02, 2012
A Crowthorne school has been placed into special measures after receiving an ‘inadequate’ judgement from Ofsted.
Councillors on Bracknell Forest Council's schools advisory panel will discuss the report on Wildmoor Heath School in Lower Broadmoor Road at a meeting next week.
The school was put into special measures following a two-day inspection in December for failing to give pupils an “acceptable standard of education”.
In the report inspectors said: “Children get off to a good start at the school in the Early Years Foundation Stage as a result of well-planned, interesting activities, careful monitoring of their progress and effective teaching...However, this good start is not built on as pupils move through the school.”
The school was criticised for offering an “uninspiring” curriculum and its “inadequate” quality of teaching and learning.
The report noted: “Learning is not assessed and staff do not move pupils on fast enough, particularly the more able. Opportunities are missed to challenge pupils.”
It continued: “The executive headteacher has quickly gained the confidence of parents and carers, pupils and staff through his clear communications and ready accessibility.
“He and the acting deputy headteacher, who is also the leader of the Early Years Foundation Stage, have a realistic understanding of the effectiveness of the school and what needs to be done to secure improvements.
“The executive headteacher’s evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning is accurate. He understands that action needs to be taken quickly to address under performance.”
The panel meets at the council offices in Easthampstead House on Thursday, March 8, from 5pm.