Head: school is improving

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A school that was given notice to improve is making ‘excellent progress’ according to its headteacher.

Redcastle Family School, in Thetford, was judged to require improvement after Ofsted inspectors visited in October.

But when inspectors returned on December 18, they found much to be happy about, according to Dr Andy Sheppard, headteacher.

“We have been making excellent progress, “ he said.

“We listened to what they told us and it’s been a process of tweaking things, rather than big changes.”

The main improvements have centred on the school’s governors, who have been given extra training to get up to speed with key systems.

Dr Sheppard said the improvements would continue, and that it was hoped the school would be given a rating of ‘good’ by inspectors by Christmas.

“I was very pleased with the report but there is more to do; we are getting the grades but we just need a few more things to fall into place,” he said.