03:00AM, Friday 18 July 2014
A school put in special measures by Government education inspectors has been warned that its initial recovery plan was not 'fit for purpose'.
A letter sent on June 18 by Ofsted inspector Diana Choulerton to the headteacher at St Peter's Church of England School in Old Windsor said the plan was 'not fit for purpose, as it lacked specific targets'.
But this week Sharon Yardley - who took over as headteacher at the school in Crimp Hill Road shortly before last November's inspection gave it an 'inadequate' rating - said she was encouraged by positive comments in the letter.
The letter accepted that teachers were now receiving 'well considered training and support'.
Mrs Yardley said an updated 'plan of action' was now operating. She said: "What we have to do is focus on continuing the improvements this year and making the school better and better."
Royal Borough cabinet member for children's services Cllr Phill Bicknell (Con, Park) said: "The school has a new head who is beginning the process of turning it around."
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