STANDARDS will rise, the headteacher of a school has pledged after Ofsted decided it requires improvement.
Brune Park Community School in Gosport was graded ‘requires improvement’ – the third out of four categories rated by Ofsted.
In the last inspection it was rated satisfactory, the same level but in a different framework.
Inspectors said the achievement in some year groups and subjects, especially English, is not good enough.
Not enough students are making good progress and boys are not achieving as well as girls. However, inspectors did praise the fact that almost all students leaving the school at the age of 16 move on to further education or employment.
And they reported that students feel safe and well cared for.
Headteacher Richard Kelly said: ‘It was exactly what I expected. Having been here for two years on that journey, I could see some of the improvements but a lot of them are still new and not fully embedded.
‘They have seen improvements compared to the last report. I was pleased that they identified some of the changes, like the way that we have dealt with attendance and behaviour and the impact that had.
‘They saw some good work in literacy and numeracy and improvements in maths and English.
‘Last year I think the staff worked harder than they ever have before.’
To become a good school, inspectors said the quality of teaching must be improved so it is consistently good and more of it is outstanding.
Disruption in lessons also needs to be eliminated and leadership and management must be improved.
‘It’s all classroom-based stuff,’ Mr Kelly added.
‘Teaching and learning needs to be more consistent.
‘We have got to continue the drive to raise attainment and achievement.
‘We have got 18 months to get up to good and I believe that we can do that.
‘If I felt I couldn’t do that, I wouldn’t have been doing my job properly.’