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Springwell Junior School

Springwell Junior School
Vicarage Farm Road

phone: 020 85701079

headteacher: Mrs Debra Kane


school holidays: via Hounslow council

375 pupils aged 7—10y mixed gender
360 pupils capacity: 104% full

190 boys 51%


185 girls 49%


Last updated: June 18, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 512360, Northing: 177029
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 51.481, Longitude: -0.38334
Accepting pupils
7—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
June 25, 2013
Region › Const. › Ward
London › Feltham and Heston › Heston Central
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Free school meals %

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27 September 2013

Mrs D Kane
Springwell Junior School
Vicarage Farm Road
Dear Mrs Kane

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Springwell Junior

Following my visit to your school on 25 September 2013, I write on behalf of Her

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report 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 June 2013. 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. The school should take
further action to:

 map out precisely the progress that each group of pupils needs to

make in the school’s action plan, so that they achieve as well as they
should by the end of Year 6

 check that the monitoring of teaching focuses clearly on the difference

teachers are making to pupils’ achievement over time.

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During the visit, meetings were held with you, other senior leaders, a group of
teachers, the Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body, two parent governors and
a representative of the local authority to discuss the action taken since the last
inspection. The school improvement and action plans were evaluated along with
other documentation. I visited lessons in all year groups with you and the deputy


Since the last inspection four permanent teachers have joined the school. The senior
leadership team has been restructured. Team leaders of Upper and Lower school
have been appointed.

Main findings

The headteacher and deputy headteacher have acted quickly in response to the
areas for improvement identified in the last inspection. Leaders at all levels
demonstrate a strong commitment to improvement. Expectations of pupils’
achievement are high. No time has been lost in restructuring the leadership team
and recent teaching appointments have brought greater stability to the school.
Senior leaders have a more accurate view of how well the school is doing. They have
carefully analysed Key Stage 2 assessment data for 2013, accurately identifying the
improved progress made by pupils in mathematics, where the proportion of pupils
attaining the higher level 5 has increased. They have closely analysed the progress
made by different groups of pupils from Key Stages 1 to 2. This has been used to
inform actions identified in the post-Ofsted action plan. The plan demonstrates an
appropriate urgency in the timescales for actions. However, there is not enough
precision regarding the expected progress of different groups of pupils at key
School leaders have rightly focused on improving the quality of teaching and
ensuring that there are more effective procedures for checking that this happens.
The headteacher, ably assisted by her deputy, has provided effective support for
senior and team leaders to evaluate the quality of teaching. This has included a
sharper focus on the evaluation of lesson planning and whether it meets the needs
of all pupils. Leaders at all levels are making better use of achievement data to
assess pupils’ progress. However, links between judgements made during lesson
observations and the impact of teaching over time need are not explicit enough.
More regular meetings are taking place to review whether or not teachers are
making the necessary improvements in response to the feedback they are given. A
helpful partnership is in place with a local school to provide staff with opportunities
to learn from good and outstanding teaching.
Improvements in the quality of teaching are evident through more focused planning
documents, which identify how additional challenge will be provided for pupils of
different abilities. Marking is regular and helpful. Pupils say that they know what to
do to improve and they are making better progress because they are given time to
respond to teachers’ feedback. Lesson observations by school leaders demonstrate
that teachers are beginning to make better use of questioning to deepen pupils’
Governors have been galvanised by the last inspection. They have improved their
understanding of achievement data and how this can be used to assess the quality
and impact of teaching. They have undertaken a self-evaluation audit, as part of a
commissioned external review of governance. This review is due to be finalised this
term. They are committed to further developing their skills, in response to the

review’s findings. They have demonstrated a clear focus on in setting higher

expectations for the school. They have a good understanding of the aspects of the
school which are improving and which need additional attention.
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 school is benefitting from increased support from the local authority. This has
included governor training and making appropriate arrangements for the external
review of governance. The local authority is providing greater challenge to the

school and is helpfully tracking the school’s progress in addressing the areas

identified for improvement.
I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body and the Director of

Children’s Services for Hounslow.

Yours sincerely

Russell Bennett

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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