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Head Makes Ofsted Pledge after Inspection Update.
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 @ 08:30 by Anna Fletcher

Head Teacher Jeanette Saw challenged teachers to ‘raise their game’ after Audenshaw School’s Ofsted report in November concluded that improvements were required – that’s according to Ofsted’s more recent inspection after a monitoring visit in March.

It says that after November’s inspection, the school took ‘swift and decisive action’ and that now higher expectations have been set, which have led to a ‘change of culture within the school’.

Ofsted reported that teachers are now planning more effectively to meet students’ individual needs, but the report says that it is too early to quantify what impact this is having on their progress.

Mrs Saw told us: “I took up the post as Headteacher in June 2013 and I want to assure you that Ofsted’s findings had already been identified and that the senior leadership had already put into place significant measures to address these issues. We are working on making better use of our assessment data to improve learning, providing pupils with clearer and more specific guidance and helping pupils learn more, faster.”

The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require improvement following the inspection on November 5 last year.

At the monitoring visit, which took place on March 11 this year, inspectors noted that senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement previously identified.

For more Ofsted results around Tameside see this week’s (17th April) Tameside Reporter.