Ofsted recognises improvement at special measures school in Aylesbury

Headteacher David Miller
Headteacher David Miller

The headteacher of a school which Ofsted said is making progress towards exiting special measures said he is determined to further improve standards.

Special needs school, Pebble Brook, was placed into special measures by the education body last year and David Miller said he is pleased with the improvement.

He said: “Everyone is pulling together to make a big difference at the school.

“I was so delighted to be able to share some good news with our parents, our pupils and our staff.”

The Ofsted report said that ‘the school now has a stable leadership team’ in place and that it ‘has been successful in introducing systems and procedures to capture information on the attainment and progress of the students’.

It added there has been a ‘regular, short-term picture of achievement across all subjects’ and there is now no inadequate teaching at the school with a growing proportion of good teaching demonstrated for less able students.

Mr Miller also said the school had benefited from additional funding from the Local Authority.

It was the first visit conducted at the school since being placed into special measures with another 
seven still to come.

And Mr Miller stressed it is still early days for the school with it unlikely to come out of special measures for at least another 18 months.

“It’s still a long way to go. It’s a long process. We are only past the first few miles of the marathon. We are not at the end of the road.”