A Long Eaton school has been put into special measures after an Ofsted inspection.
A plan has been put in place to improve standards at St Laurence Church of England Primary School.
Ofsted placed the school in special measures to address weaknesses in teaching and achievement. Immediate steps have been taken by staff and governors in consultation with Derbyshire County Council to raise standards.
Head teacher Caroline Owen, who took up post in September last year, said: “We’re already tackling some of the weaknesses, as was recognised by the inspectors, and we are determined to take swift action on all the recommendations in the report and build on the strengths we already have.
“Improvements are being made and we are clear and focused on other changes that we need to make.”
Councillor Mike Longden, the county council’s cabinet member for education, said: “It’s understandable that parents might have concerns when a school is placed in special measures.
“But everything possible is being done to drive up standards and our education advisors are already working closely with the school’s head teacher and governors to do everything possible.”
Inspectors recommended the school:
Under the guidance of the head, develop the capacity of the leaders and managers to ensure effective steps are taken to remedy weaknesses.
Use robust assessment information to set challenging targets for all pupils.
Immediately devise appropriate policies for the effective management of behaviour and for pupils’ punctual arrival at school.
John Singfield, chairman of governors, said: “A rigorous action plan has been drawn up to allow us to implement the inspectors’ recommendations.
“We will take every necessary step to make sure we are giving our pupils the best possible education.”