Primary told to improve after critical inspection

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A Rotherham primary school has been warned that it needs to improve after series of problems were found by inspectors.

Meadow View Primary in Kimberworth has lost its previous rating of ‘good’ as a result.

Inspectors found that although attainment levels were rising, they were not as high as they should be for some groups of pupils.

Not enough of the children were exceeding expectations during their school careers, especially in writing.

Too much of the teaching was not up to scratch, and as a result there were too many lessons where the pupils were not learning effectively.

Attendance of a small group of pupils was very low, especially among those speaking English as an additional language.

And children were not always given written guidance on how to improve their work, hampering their progress.

But there were positives - behaviour had improved over the last two years leading to a reduction in exclusions.

And the youngest pupils in the foundation stage were making good progress.