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Green Wrythe Primary School

Green Wrythe Primary School
Green Wrythe Lane

phone: 020 86484989

headteacher: Mrs Anne Claxton

school holidays: via Sutton council

283 pupils aged 3—10y mixed gender
281 pupils capacity: 101% full

160 boys 56%


125 girls 44%


Last updated: June 18, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 526946, Northing: 167074
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 51.389, Longitude: -0.17696
Accepting pupils
3—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Feb. 27, 2014
Region › Const. › Ward
London › Carshalton and Wallington › Wandle Valley
Urban > 10k - less sparse
SEN priorities
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Free school meals %

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26 June 2014
Mrs Claxton
Green Wrythe Primary School
Green Wrythe Lane
Dear Mrs Claxton

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Green Wrythe
Primary School

Following my visit to your school on 26


June 2014, I write on behalf of Her

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

findings. 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 February 2014. It was carried out
under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring
improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection.


During the visit, meetings were held with you, other senior and middle leaders,
teaching assistants, members of the governing body and a representative of the
local authority. We discussed the actions taken since the last inspection.
The school’s action plan was evaluated along with other documents. These included
pupil progress data, the outcomes of school monitoring activities, minutes of the
governing body meetings and school policies. We also considered the outcomes of
the progress meetings held with the local authority.
I spoke with pupils about their work and looked at a sample of books. I also made a
tour of the school with you, visiting classrooms in the main school and in the
specialist provision for autism.

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Since the inspection, one teacher has left the school. A further two staff will leave at
the end of the summer term. Three newly qualified teachers and a Teach First
trainee will take up post in September. The school’s business manager is leaving the
school at the end of the school year. Her post has been filled by an existing member
of the office staff.
You have put in place changes in the leadership structure for September. A
seconded leader for learning, from Avenue School, a teaching school, will take up
post as a member of the senior leadership team


Main findings

You have acted quickly to address the areas for improvement identified in the
section 5 inspection report.

For instance, there has been rapid improvement in the

quality of pupils’ writing since the previous inspection. They told us how much they

enjoy the new approaches to writing, which the school has introduced. These are
being applied consistently throughout the main school.

Teachers and classroom

support staff are successful in helping them to check their own work.
The sharper focus at all levels in the school on pupils’ progress is increasing the
challenge in learning. In Years 2 and 6, pupils have already demonstrated
improvement in progress and attainment


Writing is improving faster than

mathematics and reading.

Pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium are

making faster progress now, as result of better lesson planning and teaching.
The school action plan addresses directly the areas for improvement identified in the
section 5 inspection report. It provides a clear set of steps for improvement. These
are monitored carefully by school leaders and the governors on the post-Ofsted
monitoring group, and are scrutinised by the local authority.
You and other leaders have strengthened the way you check on pupils’ progress. For
example, the pupil progress meetings

have increased the accountability of teachers

and of teaching assistants. Better use of assessment information is improving how
well teachers plan. These meetings have sharpened the school’s provision for pupils
who are not achieving as well as they should. These pupils are making faster
progress now, because they receive well focussed intervention and support. These
meetings are used also to target individual training for teachers with greater
precision. As a result, this is improving the teaching that pupils receive.
Senior and middle leaders have undertaken training to develop their leadership skills.
As a result training provided by an external consultant, you have raised expectations
of all staff and tightened procedures to keep a keen eye on how well pupils learn.
Training has helped you identify more effective approaches to the leadership of
teaching and learning. For instance, middle leaders are more involved in monitoring
and evaluating the impact that teaching has on pupils’ learning.
The training has empowered senior and middle leaders to make teachers responsible
for how well pupils learn.

Governors meet regularly with senior leaders to check how well the school is
addressing the areas for improvement. They receive a wide range of information
about pupils’ learning. They ask searching questions to hold you to account for the
progress pupil make.
Governors have commissioned an external review of use of pupil premium funding.
This is being conducted in two stages. The first stage has examined how funding is
being spent. In the second stage, the focus is on the impact this funding has on

pupils’ rates of progress and attainment. This is due for completion before the end of

this academic year.
Governors are supportive of the improvements that you and your staff are making.
They fully support the links you have made with an external consultant, a National
Leader in education and a local teaching school. It is clear that these links are
improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning that pupils receive.
While evidence of good improvements is apparent, you recognise that there is more
to do, so that all pupils make the same progress in all subjects.
Ofsted may carry out further visits and, where necessary, provide further support
and challenge to the school until its next section 5 inspection.

External support

The local authority has provided an increased range of support, such as developing
middle leadership skills. For example, new approaches to writing have been
introduced with confidence. These are leading to greater enjoyment in learning and
improving the quality of pupils’ work. The local authority has undertaken to maintain
this increased level of support in the next school year, to support the development
of new staff.
The local authority has pledged to to challenge to the school through regular
monitoring meetings with the head teacher and the Chair of the Governing Body.
The link you have made with a local National Leader in Education is providing
guidance on how to increase the progress of pupils eligible for additional funding
Collaboration with the local teaching school, Avenue School, is providing additional
strength in leadership. You have made use of external consultancy to improve the
quality of learning pupils receive. Co-teaching is improving the skills of teachers and
leaders are becoming confident in monitoring teaching effectively. This is increasing
the progress your pupils make. Senior and middle leaders in the school were clear
that this training is increasing levels of accountability and improving teaching.
I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body and the Director of

Children’s Services for Sutton.

Yours sincerely
Chris Campbell

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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