North Yorkshire school in special measures

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EDUCATION bosses say they are working with a primary school which has been placed in special measures by Ofsted.

Hinderwell Primary School near Scarbrough, North Yorkshire, was criticised by inspectors who said new systems put in place to improve the school by a recently appointed headteacher were too new and not well enough developed to have an effect on the quality of education.

Ofsted also found there was a need to improve teaching so it was consistently good.

Governors and North Yorkshire County Council are currently in discussions with the Department for Education about the best ways to turn the school round quickly.

They said the school was re-engaging with the local community and more local parents are choosing to send their children to the school.

County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools, said: "The school is supported by a strong community and we must now all work together to create best provision for teaching and learning ”

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