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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Ofsted Reports

The school had an Ofsted Inspection in March and sadly the school received an overall ‘Inadequate’ judgement from the Inspector, with some areas deemed as 'requires improvement'. 

As the new leaders of the school, we knew that this was always going to be a difficult inspection due to the historic decline in results over the past few years but we are still devasted by the result. We are pleased, however, that the report recognises the hard work we have started and the plans that are in place for tackling the issues highlighted.

        ‘The acting executive teacher and the acting head of school work together effectively. In a             short time, they have achieved some notable successes. They have quickly gained the                   confidence of staff and parents. They are developing other leadership roles in the school             and introducing a number of initiatives to improve the quality of teaching. However, these           developments are at an early stage.’

The last sentence is a key factor throughout the report as many of the things we have implemented and changed are still in the early stages and as a school we cannot demonstrate our impact YET!  We are confident that the things we have done so far, have changed things for the better but inevitably it will take some time to evidence.

The support we have had from the school community and the parents/carers of our amazing children, strengthens our commitment and dedication

     ‘Parents and pupils appreciate the school’s caring ethos. Both groups are confident to share       worries or problems with staff. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. Pupils             treat adults and each other with respect.’

to ensuring that Poolsbrook Primary is seen by Ofsted as the fantastic school we know it is.

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Cottage Close, Poolsbrook, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3LF


01246 472540