Ofsted Inspector In School Progress Meeting

The Five Islands School

The Five Islands School

The Five Islands School had a return visit from Ofsted on Wednesday.

Chair of Governors, Ben Julian, says this was a routine progress meeting and part of the process they have to follow after being graded as ‘requiring improvement’ by inspectors in January.

While overall assessment of the school was good, they were marked down for problems with governance and management in the wake of the suspension and subsequent resignation of the former head teacher, Bryce Wilby. Ofsted also identified some issues with teaching at Key Stage 2

The inspector met with management and governors during his visit.

Ben says the school has been focussing hard to improve those areas, and the progress meetings are designed to be supportive and help them move forward.

He says they could be rated as achieving no progress, some progress or effective progress.

The inspector’s findings will be published within 14 days and Ben said he wasn’t allowed to comment on the outcome.