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haylandsprimary400Haylands Primary School has been rated as inadequate by Ofsted after an inspection found serious weaknesses with the school, a popular primary school that recently moved into a brand new building on the outskirts of Ryde.

The report, published today (Monday), says that too few pupils attain above average standards in English and Maths with achievcement of pupils and quality of teaching deemed as inadequate.

Ofsted say that the quality of teaching varies considerably across the entire school and is inadequate overall with the work being set deemed too easy.

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It is said that the school’s leadership and management needs improvement alongside the behaviour and safety of pupils. Furthermore it is said that pupils are not confident learners because advice from teachers on how to improve their work has been limited in the past and that teaching assistants do not contribute well enough to pupils’ learning when working in classes.

The inspection, carried out in July, has however shown that the interim headteacher, governors and other senior leaders have driven forward improvement quickly in recent times and ass a result, the school is securely placed to improve further.

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