School improving at the double

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A ROTHERHAM primary judged to be failing by Ofsted less than 18 months ago has now been rated ‘good’ after its latest inspection

Meadow View Primary School was put in special measures in February 2010 - but has now moved up two categories.

Headteacher Karen Smith said: “I would like to thank all the children, parents, staff and governors for all their hard work in moving the school two Ofsted grade boundaries in just over a year.”

“It is a privilege to work with such a hard-working and committed staff and governing body. Since starting at Meadow View Primary, I have implemented many changes and the children and parents have supported me and the school wholeheartedly.

“They too should be proud of how they have helped the school to move forward rapidly.”

The Ofsted report says lessons at Meadow View Primary promote a good pace of learning and pupils enjoy coming to school.

It adds attendance has improved considerably and pupils are very enthusiastic learners.

Inspectors also found good behaviour created a calm atmosphere, the school curriculum made pupils enthusiastic about learning and those running the school demonstrated effective leadership.

Chairman of the governors Carol Bowler said: “I’m delighted that the inspectors have recognised the work that has been put in by the new team at Meadow View school.

“Since September 2009, when our new head and deputy started, teamwork has been the keyword. A strong team has been built, of staff, governors, parents and pupils and a lot of hard work has been done to turn this school, that was failing, into one that provides its pupils with a good education.”