West Huntspill school

West Huntspill primary showing significant improvement

A SEDGEMOOR primary school put into ‘special measures’ in January 2020 is now performing far better, according to Ofsted.

West Huntspill Community Primary became part of The Priory Learning Trust on April 1 after receiving support from the trust over the past year. It is now called the West Huntspill Primary Academy.

Inspectors said that there have been significant improvements to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and Governors are proactive in checking the education the pupils are receiving.

They also said the school’s new senior leaders, working with subject leaders, have brought in changes to support the curriculum. In addition, they are providing training for staff alongside a new curriculum plan and a phonics programme to help early readers.

Acting Headteacher Steve Davis said: “I have been at West Huntspill since January and am delighted with the welcome I have received from children, staff and parents.

“We know what we need to focus upon and we are committed to ensure that every child has the opportunity and encouragement to succeed.”

Lisa Dadds, Head of Primary Education at The Priory Learning Trust, said: “It was good for Ofsted to identify the progress that has been made at West Huntspill.

“I look forward to welcoming the school into our Trust family of schools and working closely together for the benefit of all.”

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