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Allhallows Primary School Closed - for academy Aug. 31, 2013

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Allhallows Primary School
Avery Way

phone: 01634 *** ***

headteacher: Mrs Belinda Beckhelling Bsc Hons Npqh

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school holidays: via Medway council

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
Close date
Aug. 31, 2013
Reason closed
For Academy
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 583972, Northing: 177998
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 51.471, Longitude: 0.64747
Accepting pupils
4—11 years old
Ofsted last inspection
Feb. 28, 2013
Region › Const. › Ward
South East › Rochester and Strood › Peninsula
Town and Fringe - less sparse

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Schools nearby

  1. Allhallows CofE Middle School ME39HR
  2. Allhallows Primary Academy ME39HR (120 pupils)
  3. 1.2 mile Stoke Community School ME39SL (141 pupils)
  4. 3.1 miles St James' Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School ME30BS
  5. 3.1 miles St James Church of England Primary Academy ME30BS (179 pupils)
  6. 3.5 miles Leigh Beck Infant School and Nursery SS87TD (346 pupils)
  7. 3.5 miles Leigh Beck Junior School SS87TD (360 pupils)
  8. 3.5 miles Leigh Beck Infant School and Nursery SS87TD
  9. 3.6 miles Lubbins Park Community Primary School SS87HF (197 pupils)
  10. 3.9 miles Continuum School - Canvey Island SS87RW
  11. 4 miles High Halstow Primary School ME38TF
  12. 4 miles High Halstow Primary School ME38TF (200 pupils)
  13. 4.1 miles Furtherwick Park School SS87AZ
  14. 4.2 miles Castle View School SS87FH (1059 pupils)
  15. 4.2 miles Castle View School SS87FH (1059 pupils)
  16. 4.4 miles St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Canvey Island SS89DP (212 pupils)
  17. 4.5 miles William Read Primary School SS80JE (363 pupils)
  18. 4.5 miles William Read County Infant School SS80JE
  19. 4.5 miles William Read County Junior School SS80JE
  20. 4.6 miles Canvey Junior School SS80JG (229 pupils)
  21. 4.6 miles Canvey Island Infant School SS80JG (178 pupils)
  22. 4.9 miles St Katherine's Church of England Primary School SS89QA (235 pupils)
  23. 4.9 miles Winter Gardens Primary School SS89QA (410 pupils)
  24. 5 miles Leigh North Street Junior School SS91QE (355 pupils)

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12 June 2013
Mr Lloyd Murphy
Interim Headteacher
Allhallows Primary School
Avery Way
Dear Mr Murphy

Special measures monitoring inspection of Allhallows Primary School

Following my visit to your school on 11 June 2013, I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s

Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to confirm the inspection

findings. Thank you for the help you gave during the inspection and for the time you
made available to discuss the actions which have been taken since the school’s
recent section 5 inspection.
The inspection was the first monitoring inspection since the school became subject
to special measures following the inspection which took place in February 2013.


During this inspection, meetings were held with you, the assistant headteacher, the
English and mathematics subject leaders, the Chair and Vice Chair of the Interim
Executive Board (IEB), representatives of the local authority and The Williamson
Trust. The local authority’s statement of action and the school’s improvement plan
were evaluated. Other documents that you provided, including the school’s

monitoring and pupils’ attainment and progress information, were also looked at.


Since the previous inspection the headteacher has left. You were appointed to lead
the school at the start of the summer term until the end of the school year. The
assistant headteacher has assumed responsibility for teaching Year 5 every morning.
Two new members have joined the IEB. Plans are progressing for the school to
convert to an academy in September, as part of The Williamson Trust.

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The quality of leadership and management at the school

Your appointment has brought stability to the leadership of the school and provided
staff with clarity about how the improvements that are needed will be made. Precise
guidance, well-directed support and robust challenge from you, the IEB and the local
authority are making a significant contribution to improving the quality of teaching.
As a result, the school’s detailed monitoring information shows that pupils are
beginning to make fast progress.

The school’s plan for improvement contains all of the priorities identified in the last

inspection. Quantifiable targets are included. The difference that actions are
intended to make to pupils’ achievements is clear. Candid evaluations of the
progress made towards achieving targets are well informed by regular checks on
teaching and learning. The school’s plan complements the local authority’s clear
statement of action. It sets out a longer-term strategy for sustaining improvement
by the school converting to an academy. You and the academy sponsor are working
together to draw up a new academy improvement plan that builds on the school’s
existing plan. This work is at an early stage and the draft plan for the academy
lacks the clear milestones, targets and success measures that are important features

of the school’s current plan.

A sharp focus on the key priorities and holding leaders accountable for making the
necessary improvements has been maintained by the IEB, irrespective of changes
taking place. Members of the IEB are knowledgeable and put their wide range of
relevant skills to good use. They scrutinise information about the school’s
performance in detail and ask probing questions to make sure that what the school
is doing is improving the achievement of pupils. Sensibly, the IEB will remain in

place until at least December to provide continuity and secure the school’s smooth

transition to an academy. The Trust is also represented on the IEB, which has been
School leaders, the IEB and local authority work effectively together. External
support, including that received from the Trust, has been focused and carefully
targeted so that there is no duplication of effort or mixed messages for staff.
Staffing has remained stable and sickness absence reduced as a consequence.
Support and challenge are carefully balanced so staff know what is expected of
them. They are being helped to increase their subject knowledge, assess how well
pupils are learning more precisely and make lessons more interesting. They also
know that they will be held accountable if improvements are not made quickly
Subject leaders and the assistant headteacher are beginning to hone their leadership
skills. The Trust has already met with these leaders to discuss their future training
needs to make sure that their development continues when the school becomes an
academy. Links already established with the Trust have promoted confidence about
the changes ahead.
Following the monitoring inspection, the following judgements were made:
The local authority statement of action is fit for purpose.
The school’s improvement plan

is fit for purpose.

The school may not appoint newly qualified teachers before the next monitoring
I am copying this letter to the Secretary of State, the Chair of the Interim Executive
Board and the Director of Children’s Services for Medway. This letter will be
published on the Ofsted website.
Yours sincerely
Jackie Krafft

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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