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St Peter's CofE (A) Primary School

St Peter's CofE (A) Primary School
School Lane

phone: 01782 393118

headteacher: Mr Adrian Dipple

reveal email: off…

school holidays: via Staffordshire council

195 pupils aged 4—10y mixed gender
207 pupils capacity: 94% full

95 boys 49%


100 girls 51%


Last updated: June 20, 2014

Primary — Voluntary Aided School

Education phase
Religious character
Church of England
Establishment type
Voluntary Aided School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 394823, Northing: 342990
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 52.984, Longitude: -2.0786
Accepting pupils
5—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Jan. 16, 2014
Diocese of Lichfield
Region › Const. › Ward
West Midlands › Staffordshire Moorlands › Caverswall
Hamlet and Isolated Dwelling - less sparse
Free school meals %

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26 March 2014

Mr Christopher Burton
St Peter's CofE (A) Primary School
School Lane
ST11 9EN
Dear Mr Burton

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to St Peter's CofE (A)
Primary School

Following my visit to your school on 24 March 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 January 2014. It was carried out
under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
Senior leaders and governors are beginning to take effective action to tackle the
areas requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection.


During the visit, meetings were held with you and with three governors including the
Chair of the Governing Body. I also met with a representative of the local authority
to discuss the action taken since the last inspection. The school action plan was
evaluated as well as examples of monitoring records. I considered recent minutes of
the governing body as well as minutes from your meetings with the local authority.


There have been no changes in staff since the section 5 inspection. A Local Leader
of Education (a successful headteacher) is now providing support and challenge to
school leaders and governors.

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Main findings

You and the governing body accepted the findings from the inspection in January
and know that leaders must ensure that all pupils are well taught so that they make
good progress. Your action plan covers all of the areas for improvement identified in
the inspection report but does not reflect the urgency with which the necessary
improvements must be made. The plan does not clearly set out all the actions that
you intend to take in order to improve teaching and raise achievement.


the plan does not reflect the improvement work that is actually taking place. The
plan should be amended to show the steps that you are taking and intend to take in
order to ensure that the school is judged as good at its next inspection.
Since the section 5 inspection you have started to set more ambitious targets for

pupils’ progress and have made improvements to the way that you manage and

evaluate the progress information that you collect. The move to half-termly meetings

with teachers to review pupils’ progress and targets is a good step forward. These

more regular meetings mean that you are able to quickly identify those pupils who
need further support in order to make good progress. However, when additional
support is provided to individuals or groups, you are not yet measuring and
evaluating the success of this support.

You have rightly focused on improving teaching in order to accelerate pupils’

progress. You are making more regular visits to classrooms to check that teachers
are planning and setting work which builds upon what pupils already know, can do
and understand. You are also making more frequent checks on the work in pupils’
books. This is helping you to ensure that the work set by teachers provides
challenge for pupils of all ability. Leaders are also regularly evaluating the impact of

teachers’ marking on pupils’ learning. You are keeping records of these visits and

checks and you are providing feedback to teachers, so that they know how to
improve their work. You are beginning to use the information you have gathered
about teaching in English and mathematics to identify where individual and whole-
staff support is needed in order to ensure that teaching is consistently good.
The external review of governance recommended in the section 5 inspection has
taken place but the written report is not yet available. Governors are keen to make
the necessary improvements so that the school improves quickly. Minutes from
meetings of the governing body now include examples of governors asking questions
and beginning to hold school leaders to account. However, governors must ensure
that they do not allow anything less than good progress, for any group of pupils, to
go unchallenged. The governing body should make certain that they are clear about
the purpose and impact of pupil premium funding. Governors acknowledge that they
need further training in order to develop their knowledge and skills.
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

You are engaging positively with the support being provided to the school, by the
local authority and by a Local leader of Education. The District Manager for
Improvement now visits the school each half term to carry out joint monitoring
activities and to evaluate the impact of the work of school leaders and governors.
Training has already taken place to improve the accuracy and consistency of
teachers’ assessments in mathematics. The local authority has an accurate view of

the school’s strengths and of the areas which require improvement. It is providing

effective support and challenge to the school.

I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body, the Director of Children’s
Services for Staffordshire and as below.

Yours sincerely
Morag Kophamel

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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