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Troubled school given top marks
Endeavour High School
School inspectors praised teaching methods and pupils' behaviour
A school that was told it was failing to provide a satisfactory standard of education for children in Hull has been removed from special measures.

Endeavour High School was found by Ofsted to have low standards and unsatisfactory staffing in March 2004.

But during a recent visit, school inspectors said they found teaching and learning had improved and the school was being driven forwards by staff.

Parents supported the report and said behaviour had improved significantly.

Her Majesty's Inspectors said the school was now satisfactory and no longer required special measures.

'Real chance'

But while recognising its achievements, they also pointed out four areas for continued improvement.

They include continuing to raise standards for all pupils, increasing attendance levels and developing the use of ICT across all subjects.

Hull City Council's education spokesman Peter Clark congratulated staff and pupils and said he felt sure the school would go from strength to strength.

"Everyone has got behind the school to give it a real chance," he said.

"The vastly improved GCSE results in the summer were a very good indicator of the improvements made, but this is just the start."


SEE ALSO:
Troubled school gets bad report
21 May 04 |  Humber
Teachers drafted in for Ofsted
19 Mar 04 |  Education
New 15m school opens its doors
10 Sep 03 |  Humber


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