Edale Primary School is bouncing back from being put in 'special measures' in February 2017.
We have appointed a new headteacher, Mrs Lees, who recently led Castleton Primary to a 'good' rating by Ofsted We are are very pleased with the changes and progress Mrs Lees has already made during her time with us so far.
Edale's problems primarily related to the school's leadership and management, with this in turn impacted on safeguarding and teaching in key stage 2. The governing body has now changed and stabilised, and with close support from the Local Authority the school is back on its feet again. Teaching in Class 2 has been reviewed and we have welcomed Mrs Doust as a new teacher who, along with Mrs Dunne has strengthened the teaching of our older children. Class 2 have responded brilliantly to these changes. Both Ofsted and the Local Authority are happy that all issues regarding safeguarding have been resolved.
Teaching in our reception and infants class continues to be led by Mrs Garmeson. The teaching in Class 1 has always been excellent and was rightly praised by Ofsted in February. The younger children continue to receive a fantastic start to their education and this has been strengthened by the overall improvements to the school.
Our aim as a school is to be back to our usual 'good' rating by July 2018. Already we are on target for this, as can be seen in the report from Ofsted who visited again in October to review our progress.
Some quotes from our recent Ofsted review inspection:
"Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures."
"All of the specific safeguarding issues identified at the inspection in February 2017 have been dealt with effectively."
Ofsted's encouraging report from our October 2017 review inspection will be posted here in full once it is published on their website (which should be sometime during the week starting November 20th).
School Performance Data
Please find below the link to the DFE performance data site. This gives full figures for pupil performance at Key Stage Two nationwide.
At Edale C of E Primary any data needs to be considered carefully in the light of the exceptionally small cohorts. In order to protect individuals, full information on pupil outcomes is not published.