Problems tackled at Rotherham school

Good progress has been made at a Rotherham primary school which had been found wanting during its previous inspection.

Staff at Swinton Queen Primary had tackled the problem areas identified at the last check-up and teaching quality was now consistently good, inspectors found.

The school’s youngest children received outstanding care and education, getting them off to a very good start.

Standards were rising throughout the school and the children were making good overall progress from lower than expected starting points.

The pupils enjoyed their lessons and their attitudes to learning were exemplary, with good behaviour all round the premises.

Senior staff and governors were checking the pupils’ work more carefully and that had brought about good improvement in key areas.

Work still needed to be done, the inspectors said, because achievement in reading and writing, particularly for the most able children, was not as good as it could be.