Thursday, 18 October 2007

I started the day early at Kippax Ash Tree Primary School...

The school was part of the ten primary school PfI project we completed a couple of years ago and it looks great although there are clearly problems with space and subsidence. Victoria Ford, the new headteacher, showed me round and talked to me about some of the challenges she and her colleagues are facing particularly in raising standards in maths. The SILC partnership with the East SILC means that the school is home to a group of children with complex needs and it seems to be going really well apart from the problems with space.

Victoria is very obviously a talented and experienced headteacher who has brought a real focus on standards, tracking, monitoring and intervention and the school is moving forward well under her very committed and passionate leadership supported by her strong and developing leadership team.

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