Inspectors find failing Sheffield school is taking steps to improve

Chaucer School
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A Sheffield secondary school which was placed in special measures is taking effective steps to turn around its fortunes.

Chaucer School, in Parson Cross, was placed in special measures in April 2016 after inspectors from Ofsted identified a catalogue of failings.

The school was ordered to improve the effectiveness of leadership and management; the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and behaviour and safety.

During an interim visit in March, inspectors found that the school was improving.

It is the second time the school has been visited by inspectors since being placed in special measures.

In a letter to headteacher, Scott Burnside, inspectors wrote: "Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.

"Having considered all the evidence, I strongly recommend that the school does not seek to appoint newly qualified teachers."

When the school was placed in special measures, Mr Burnside said he was committed to getting the school to the highest status.

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