Blackburn school told it must improve on literacy

This Is Lancashire: Blackburn school told it must improve on literacy Blackburn school told it must improve on literacy

A SCHOOL in Blackburn has been found to Require Improvement in a recent inspection.

St Antony’s in Shadsworth Road was said to have seen inconsistent marking but maths was said to be well taught.

Since a previous inspection flagged up problems with literacy at the primary school, pupils’ reading and writing skills have improved, but Ofsted found they are still not good enough Previous problems with attendance however had been said to be resolved.

Inspector John Heap said: “Pupils who require extra help with their learning are progressing well. They receive good support and this is leading to better outcomes. Pupils who receive free school meals are eligible to receive extra funding and support and are just a little way behind their in-school peers in reading and mathematics.

He added: “The quality of teaching requires improvement because there are still some inconsistencies in the way that pupils’ work is marked. The quality of marking is improving, but not at the same rate in every classroom. Mainly, the marking does not provide pupils with a clear enough picture of what they need to do next to do better and learn more.”

Ofsted said leaders needed to do more to evaluate teachers’ work. The school was said to succeed with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage who “settle well, enjoy their learning, and make good progress.”

Pupils’ behaviour was also described as thoughtful and respectful. The school was also described as successful in competitive sports.

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12:57am Wed 28 May 14

Steven11 says...

It must be so difficult for these teachers in schools , when theas children can't speak English or even understand the languish
It must be so difficult for these teachers in schools , when theas children can't speak English or even understand the languish Steven11
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1:53am Wed 28 May 14

fireonthemountain says...

Steven11 wrote:
It must be so difficult for these teachers in schools , when theas children can't speak English or even understand the languish
My wife is a teacher .

Her main problem is not the inability of the children to communicate .
The children are willing to learn , enthusiastic and happy .

It is the fault of some parents .

(The majority of parents are utterly brilliant , by the way) .

The parents who are regarded as useless ?


Those who cannot string together a coherent sentence , cannot spell , and are even incapable of finishing a sentence with a full stop .

Especially those whose comments are borderline racist .
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: It must be so difficult for these teachers in schools , when theas children can't speak English or even understand the languish[/p][/quote]My wife is a teacher . Her main problem is not the inability of the children to communicate . The children are willing to learn , enthusiastic and happy . It is the fault of some parents . (The majority of parents are utterly brilliant , by the way) . The parents who are regarded as useless ? Those who cannot string together a coherent sentence , cannot spell , and are even incapable of finishing a sentence with a full stop . Especially those whose comments are borderline racist . fireonthemountain
  • Score: -104

8:06pm Sat 31 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
It must be so difficult for these teachers in schools , when theas children can't speak English or even understand the languish
My wife is a teacher .

Her main problem is not the inability of the children to communicate .
The children are willing to learn , enthusiastic and happy .

It is the fault of some parents .

(The majority of parents are utterly brilliant , by the way) .

The parents who are regarded as useless ?


Those who cannot string together a coherent sentence , cannot spell , and are even incapable of finishing a sentence with a full stop .

Especially those whose comments are borderline racist .
Looks like the fire has been lit again Steven 11
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: It must be so difficult for these teachers in schools , when theas children can't speak English or even understand the languish[/p][/quote]My wife is a teacher . Her main problem is not the inability of the children to communicate . The children are willing to learn , enthusiastic and happy . It is the fault of some parents . (The majority of parents are utterly brilliant , by the way) . The parents who are regarded as useless ? Those who cannot string together a coherent sentence , cannot spell , and are even incapable of finishing a sentence with a full stop . Especially those whose comments are borderline racist .[/p][/quote]Looks like the fire has been lit again Steven 11 ConcernedOssy
  • Score: -107

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