County Upper School still inadequate following OFSTED visit

County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds has again been deemed “inadequate” following it’s latest visit from OFSTED. 

The school was inspected in January with Effectiveness of leadership and management and Personal development, behaviour and welfare both being rated as Inadequate, despite Quality of teaching, learning and assessment being given an outstanding rating. 

In a letter to headteacher Vicky Neale, following a monitoring visit earlier this month, the school has been suggested that “The management of safeguarding is improving but at this stage not all procedures are carried out consistently and systematically, also that Evidence shows that recently, staff have not always responded promptly when a serious concern is raised.” 

Bury St Edmunds All-Through trust, who run the school have been told that “the school’s action plan is not fit for purpose” and the “trust’s statement of action is fit for purpose”.

You can read the full letter to the school here.