Hull school falls into special measures
A CITY school has fallen into special measures.
St Vincent's Primary School has been criticised for failing to provide an acceptable standard of education to pupils.
Teaching and learning at the school came under fire. Leadership and management were also criticised.
Headteacher Veronica Evans has been working with the governing body since the inspection to begin to turn the school around.
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In a joint statement with the governing body, she said: "We are working closely with the local authority on an action plan to bring about rapid improvement in the areas identified by the inspectorate.
"All the staff and governors are determined to move the school forward, addressing all the issues raised in the report."
The school has also arranged a number of parent consultation evenings to discuss the report.
Governors and leaders will also be present.
Parents were told of the inspectors' findings in a letter from the headteacher.
The letter said: "We are very disappointed with the result of the inspection.
"We are sorry the result is so poor but we are working closely with the local authority on an action plan to bring about rapid improvement in the areas identified by the inspectorate.
"All the staff and governors are determined to move the school forward."
It is the third city primary to fall into special measures in recent weeks after Mersey Primary School and Craven Primary schools were also told they offered a poor education to pupils.
The headteachers at both those schools have since left.
Inspectors say St Vincent's School in Queens Road, west Hull, must:
Improve the quality of teaching and learning so that it is at least good and all pupils make at least good progress.
Ensure behaviour is consistently good by providing work in lessons that interests and motivates pupils.
Improve leadership, management and governance.
The school must now put together an action plan to turn it around and staff are working with both Hull City Council and the Diocese of Middlesbrough, as it is a Catholic school.
Inspectors said: "Teaching is inadequate overall and leads to pupils' inadequate achievement.
"Given pupils' starting points, standards of attainment are too low by the end of Year 6 and pupils are not prepared for secondary school."
It also said the curriculum is inadequate, relationships between the school and parents are weak and the ability of the school to improve is weak.