The Head Teacher of Five Islands School has acknowledged the disappointment of parents, carers, pupils, staff and governors in the wake of the Ofsted report released on Tuesday.

Inspectors praised the quality of the early years’ provision but also identified a number of areas across the school where they felt performance had declined. As a result they rated the school as "inadequate" and concluded that it requires special measures to improve.


Linda Todd said: “We share this disappointment  and are committed to working with the whole school community and our partners to address the issues identified by the inspectors and move the school forward as quickly as possible."


She added: “We accept the findings of the report in full and are already drawing up an action plan to implement all the recommendations made by the Inspectors."


The school is holding a special meeting for parents to discuss the inspection report and improvement plan at 4pm on November 28th. 


Chair of Governors Ben Julian said: “We recognise that this is a time of concern for all connected with the school. The Governing Body will be working rapidly to improve its effectiveness and ensure that all the issues identified in the report are addressed. 


“Our aim is to ensure that we provide the highest quality of education and care for all our children and we are confident that we will achieve this.”


Aisling Hick, Senior Manager for Services to our Community for the Council of the Isles of Scilly, said: “We are doing everything we can to support the school to improve rapidly and work on developing an action plan is already under way.  Appropriate support and additional resource is being provided to the school to help them address the key issues identified by Inspectors.  


"The school is responding positively to this support and everyone is committed to securing rapid and sustainable improvements for the children and their families."

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