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Feltham Hill Junior School Closed - academy converter March 31, 2014

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Feltham Hill Junior School
Ashford Road

phone: 020 *** ***

headteacher: Mrs Mandy Lancy


school holidays: via Hounslow council

368 pupils aged 7—10y mixed gender
360 pupils capacity: 102% full

180 boys 49%


190 girls 52%


Last updated: June 18, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
Close date
March 31, 2014
Reason closed
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OSGB coordinates
Easting: 509695, Northing: 172161
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 51.438, Longitude: -0.42321
Accepting pupils
7—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Nov. 8, 2012
Region › Const. › Ward
London › Feltham and Heston › Feltham West
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Investor in People
Committed IiP Status
Free school meals %

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  1. Oak Hill Academy TW134QP
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  6. 0.8 miles Fairholme Infant and Nursery School TW148ET
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  9. 0.8 miles Southville Infant and Nursery School TW149NP (358 pupils)
  10. 0.8 miles St Lawrence RC Primary School TW134FF (510 pupils)
  11. 0.8 miles Fairholme Primary School TW148ET (599 pupils)
  12. 0.8 miles The Bridge TW148ET
  13. 0.9 miles Cardinal Road Infant and Nursery School TW135AL (358 pupils)
  14. 0.9 miles Spelthorne Junior School TW151LP
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  16. 0.9 miles Kenyngton Manor Primary School TW167QL
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  18. 1 mile Longford Community School TW149PE
  19. 1 mile Feltham Community College TW137EF
  20. 1 mile Rivers Academy West London TW149PE (1096 pupils)
  21. 1 mile Feltham Community College TW137EF (993 pupils)
  22. 1 mile Reach Academy Feltham TW135AB (219 pupils)
  23. 1 mile The Rise Free School TW137EF
  24. 1.2 mile The Echelford Primary School TW151EX

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8 February 2013
Mrs Mandy Lancy
Feltham Hill Junior School
Ashford Road
TW13 4QP
Dear Mrs Lancy

Requires improvement monitoring inspection visit under section 8 of the
Education Act 2005 to Feltham Hill Junior School

Following my visit to your school on Friday 8 February 2013, I write on behalf of Her

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report on the

findings of my visit. Thank you for the help you gave me and for the time you made
available to discuss the actions you are taking to improve the school since the most
recent section 5 inspection.
The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require
improvement following the section 5 inspection in November 2012. It was carried
out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.


During the visit, meetings were held with the headteacher, deputy and assistant
headteachers, a representative from the local authority and with the Chair and Vice
Chair of the Governing Body. The school development plan was evaluated.
Documentation about performance management, minutes of governing body
meetings, lesson observation forms and achievement data were scrutinised. The
headteacher also took the HMI on a tour of the school.


Since the last inspection one teacher has left the school and one teacher is about to
start maternity leave.

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Main findings

The headteacher and senior leaders are working with energy and determination to
plan and lead improvement at the school. Leaders have used the areas for
improvement from the recent inspection to develop an action plan. It includes well-
focused priorities, roles and responsibilities and some measurement points this year.
However, the plan needs more regular check points to test the impact of leaders
work and success criteria need more quantifiable achievement data. Senior leaders
are now holding middle leaders to account more frequently. All leaders are setting
higher expectations for the rates of progress that pupils must achieve. There is
better use of data to track pupils’ progress. This is starting to be used more
purposefully in planning lessons that meet the needs of all pupils.
The headteacher is making good use of an external coach to help senior leaders
improve the quality of teaching. There are good teacher training sessions for the
whole school and for individual teachers. Through an effective coaching programme
leaders are setting improvement targets for teachers and through regular lesson
observations, insightful feedback and use of work scrutiny, teachers are becoming
more reflective in developing their practice from satisfactory to good. The
headteacher recognises that an overhaul of long and medium term planning for
teaching writing at the school is an urgent priority.
The governing body ask searching questions of leaders to monitor pupils’
achievement and judge how well leaders are developing the quality and consistency
of teaching. Minutes of governing body meetings show high levels of challenge and
good debate to test reports by the headteacher. The governing body monitors the
impact of Pupil Premium funding and is beginning to require leaders to provide more
detailed analyses of the impact of professional training to help teachers improve
their work. Governors are starting to ask challenging questions about pupils’
progress compared with national expectations but the governing body requires
further training in using data to examine progress of different groups of pupils.
Governors have audited their skills and the Chair identifies training courses that
benefit the work of the governing body. The governing body is committed to
supporting leaders to move the school forward with the urgency needed to tackle

areas for improvement that are preventing the school from being good.

Senior leaders and governors have begun to take effective action to tackle the areas
requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection. Following the
visit to the school, HMI recommend that further action is taken to:

amend the action plan to include more regular milestones to check the

progress of the school and include more quantifiable achievement data in the
success criteria

work with the local authority to audit training needs for governors and ensure

that an action plan for developing governance helps governors evaluate their
work in helping the school become a good school.

Ofsted will continue to monitor the school until its next section 5 inspection.

External support

The local authority provides good support to the school and has an accurate view of
the strengths and priorities that need rapid improvement. Through regular
monitoring visits the local authority advisers provide guidance for developing
teaching and have begun to review how the teaching of writing is planned for across
the school. The local authority adviser agreed with the HMI to establish further
training for governors and broker further support for leaders by working in
partnership with an outstanding junior school.
I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body and the Director of

Children’s Services for Hounslow and as below.

Yours sincerely
Joanna Beckford-Hall

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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