Parents blamed for not sending kids to school

PUBLISHED: 17:18 19 July 2010

The Nene School in Norwich Road Wisbech

The Nene School in Norwich Road Wisbech

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A HANDFUL of parents who refuse to ensure their children attend regularly have prevented a Wisbech school from getting an even better report from Government inspectors.

A HANDFUL of parents who refuse to ensure their children attend regularly have prevented a Wisbech school from getting an even better report from Government inspectors.

Ofsted says Nene Infant School in Wisbech is “happy and harmonious” and pupils meet the high expectations of good and kind behaviour set for them and show positive attitudes.

“Attendance has improved as a result of careful monitoring by the school and working closely with parents and carers,” said the Ofsted team, which spent two days in the school last month.

“However, a few families still do not assign a high priority to regular and punctual attendance so important learning is missed by a few pupils.”

Two interim heads are running the 216-pupil school at the moment and both have promoted rapid improvements, said inspectors.

“The curriculum has been reviewed and adapted successfully so progress has improved for all pupils, including boys, following the decline in standards in 2009,” said the report.

Governors get a good report and “leaders and managers at all level are ambitious to bring further improvements and there is good capacity to improve further”.

Three inspectors checked 13 lessons and observed seven teachers during their time at Nene and rated it good overall but noted “some inconsistencies between classes”.

However, the overall view was that “teaching is monitored well by senior staff and new subject leaders are developing their skills to monitor progress, subject development and teaching”.


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