Improvements still need to be made at Leeds primary a year after critical report

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Education inspectors have ordered improvements at a Leeds school for the second time in a year.

Whinmoor Church of England Primary School was rated as “Requires Improvement” after an inspection by Ofsted in November 2015.

And, in a new report published this week following a monitoring inspection, Ofsted said leaders at the school were not taking effective action to tackle areas identified last year.

The findings of the latest report, addressed to the headteacher, said leaders had “failed to ensure that the actions you put into place have been rapid enough and effective enough to secure the improvements needed”.

It added: “Some actions were not set in motion rapidly enough to secure the better progress needed and that should be expected of the pupils in this school.

“Senior leaders and governors are not taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the last section five inspection in order to become a good school.”

Inspectors said evaluations of the school’s current position, drawn up by senior leaders, were “overly positive”.

However, Ofsted said improvements had been made at the school since the previous inspection in mathematics teaching.

The Yorkshire Evening Post contacted the school, but no-one was available to comment.

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