Ofsted: improvements need to be made at Henry Hinde

Henry Hinde Junior School, Bilton.
Henry Hinde Junior School, Bilton.

Improvements need to be made at a junior school in Bilton, say government inspectors.

Henry Hinde Junior School was visited by Ofsted inspectors who outlined a number of reasons why changes need to be made. The report said progress that pupils make is not consistently good and teaching does not always provide the right level of challenge for all pupils.

Headteacher Alasdair Black said: “Inspectors did identify a number of strengths and recognised good progress in teaching and learning.

“This has given me reassurance in my belief that the school has great capacity to improve further to do the very best for our pupils and I am excited about the challenges ahead.

“I took up the post as headteacher at the start of term and identified areas for improvement around pupils’ progress, and developing the skills of the subject leaders.

“I was really pleased areas highlighted matched my improvement plan and that the inspectors acknowledged this. They also acknowledge that ‘the work of the previous acting headteacher and current headteacher has led to rapid improvements this academic year’.”