Middlesbrough school must improve more quickly, say inspectors

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A SCHOOL placed on special measures has been told it needs to improve more quickly.

Oakfields Community College, on Hall Drive in Acklam, Middlesbrough, was put into special measures in February last year following a poor Ofsted report.

Since then inspectors have visited the school three times to measure its progress, twice praising the school for its efforts raising standards.

However the most recent report said that, although improvements were still being made, progress was still too slow.

It said homework is not used effectively to support learning and accelerate progress, that it is set “at best sporadically.”

The report also said that the quality of teaching “has not moved on sufficiently since the previous monitoring inspection.”

Inspectors noted that attendance was up slightly compared to the previous school year and that behaviour around the school was “acceptable”.

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