Sheffield primary school warned it must improve

Greenhill Primary School, Greenhill Main Road, Sheffield.
Greenhill Primary School, Greenhill Main Road, Sheffield.

A Sheffield primary has school failed to make the grade for a second time when it was inspected by education chiefs.

Greenhill Primary School, Greenhill Main Road, was told it required improvement when Ofsted visited in December.

This follows a previous ‘requires improvement’ rating following an inspection in 2013.

In the latest report, which has just been released, lead inspector James McGrath said: “Teaching requires improvement. Expectations of what pupils can do are not always high enough for pupils to produce work of a good standard. Feedback from marking does not provide clear subject guidance and additional challenge for pupils to improve their work.”

However, he also noted that pupils made good progress throughout key stage 1 , achievements in English and mathematics were above average at the end of year 2 and pupils enjoy being at school.

He said to achieve a better rating, the school must ‘improve the quality of teaching so that it is consistently good in all subjects across key stage 2 to make sure pupils make good progress, especially in English and mathematics’.

He added teachers needed to raise expectations of pupils’ achievement and set more challenging work.

Headteacher Julia Brown said: “Our staff and governors are naturally disappointed with the outcome as we have worked hard to tackle the issues from the previous report.

“However, we are pleased that Ofsted have recognised that our children’s progress throughout Key Stage One is good, that their personal development, welfare and behaviour is good and that they love coming to school.

“We are also pleased that the work we do to include all children was recognised. I want to reassure the school community that we are continuing to focus on improving outcomes for our children and are all very appreciative of the support we have been given by parents and carers.”