Ofsted inspector slams headteacher

St Giles C of E Primary School
St Giles C of E Primary School

An education watchdog has slammed the headteacher of a failing primary school in a report published this week.

Upon visiting St Giles Primary School, in Matlock, at the beginning of the month, an Ofsted inspector found the school was not making the progress needed to lift it out of special measures.

Head teacher Julie Stanton was removed from her post earlier this month following calls from parents for her to stand down.

In a report published on the Ofsted website, inspector Dorothy Bathgate stated: “There is insufficient urgency and drive from the headteacher in tackling the areas for improvement which relate to pupils’ achievement or the quality of teaching.

“She has not been robust enough in checking whether actions which have been agreed are happening in all classes.”

The report added: “The headteacher lacks the capacity to set direction decisively, implement strategies consistently and secure the confidence of all parents and staff.”

An interim headteacher is now running the school.

To view the report in full click on the following link St Giles Ofsted report