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School placed in special measures to become an academy 

THE headteacher of Tyndale Primary School in Yate has vowed to see it improve after it was assessed as inadequate by Ofsted.

Now in special measures as a result of the recent inspection, Tyndale will also become an academy to meet Government policy on poorly rated schools.

The primary had previously been judged as good but Ofsted said it had undergone a period of considerable instability in recent years, with several changes of leadership and teaching staff.

Standards had fallen “significantly” as a result and weak teaching resulted in too few pupils reaching expected or higher standards at the end of each key stage.

Headteacher Angie Ritchie said: “Tyndale needs stability and it is my intention to continue to lead this school on its continued journey of improvement.”

She said there were signs of improvement and she took comfort from Ofsted recognising that the school had been working hard towards improving teaching and learning.

School leaders said while “extremely disappointed” with the assessment, they were committed to turning the school around. Full story page 3

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