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Ofsted inspectors say primary school 'requires improvement'

Clore Tikva's teaching, learning and assessment criticised, but early years and special needs provision commended

    A Jewish primary school has been downgraded by Ofsted and “requires improvement”. 

    Inspectors who visited Clore Tikva, in Redbridge, Essex, deemed the “quality of teaching, learning and assessment is not consistently good”, with many pupils “making less progress than they should”. 

    High-attaining pupils are particularly let down when compared with children of a similar ability in other schools, according to the report, published last week.

    The report stated: “Pupils’ understanding, knowledge and skills in subjects other than English and mathematics are limited.”

    The in-depth inspection took place over two days in the last week of November. While the report commended the school’s newly-appointed senior leadership team it said “it is too early to judge the impact” of their work. 

    The school was, however, commended in a range of other areas including its provision for children with special needs and teaching in the early years. 

    A school spokesman said: “We will be working closely with the local authority and local schools to ensure that all the areas for improvement will be acknowledged as good or better by the time of the next inspection.”

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