School in Forest Gate features in Parliamentary Review

Pupils from Shaftesbury Primary School, which went from a requires improvement to oustanding rating

Pupils from Shaftesbury Primary School, which went from a requires improvement to oustanding rating in three years. Picture: Shaftesbury - Credit: Archant

A school in Forest Gate has been featured in the latest Parliamentary Review.

Pupils who tried their hand at potholing. Picture: Shaftesbury Primary

Pupils who tried their hand at potholing. Picture: Shaftesbury Primary - Credit: Archant

The review is a guide which highlights good practice in various industries, with an edition for each industry. It’s sent to half a million policy makers and industry leaders in a bid to raise standards.

Shaftesbury Primary School was featured in the primary school edition, for its strong leadership and ability to tackle challenges posed by a multicultural student population.

Writing in the review, headteacher Geoff Hadlow explained how he tackled an attitude of “obstruction, disruption and passive aggression” towards leadership, by changing the staff.

In 2013, the school was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, only for it to be reevaluated to ‘requires improvement’ five weeks later.

A police visit to the primary school. Picture: Shaftesbury Primary

A police visit to the primary school. Picture: Shaftesbury Primary - Credit: Archant


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Mr Hadlow, who runs the now ‘outstanding’ rated school, said: “Now, Shaftesbury is a well-led centre of excellence, where our multi-ethnic, multilingual and happy children achieve highly – a testament to our team of high quality staff.”

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