A SCATHING Ofsted inspection has said an 'inadequate' infant school continues to display 'serious weaknesses'.

Iver Village Infant School received an 'inadequate' rating following an Ofsted visit on March 8 and 9, 2022, which highlighted "leadership and management" as a major issue.

But in the latest report of a return visit in December, Ofsted inspectors said: "Iver Village Infant School remains inadequate and has serious weaknesses.

"Leaders have made progress to improve the school, but more work is necessary for the category of concern to be removed."

Further issues were highlighted in regards to "inconsistent provision for pupils with special educational needs/and or disabilities" and poor attendance among some of the pupils.

Despite this, the report states that safeguarding culture has been 'strengthened' and 'high-quality training' for teachers has been prioritised.

'Strong improvements' have also been made to the safeguarding record keeping.

Ofsted has stated that since the inspection in 2022, there has been some "staffing turbulence" at the school. It is reported that almost all teaching staff had left their posts by August 2022 - including the early year's leader.

A large number of new teachers later joined the school in September 2022.

Key findings from the original report stated safeguarding arrangements did not meet statutory requirements and "governors do not hold leaders to account well enough".

Issues regarding teaching standards were also raised, with the report saying "teachers do not deliver the curriculum with enough consistency in the foundation subjects" and "teachers do not consistently check what pupils have learned".

On December 14, the school was re-visited to check the progress of areas of improvement, with a letter to the headteacher being published on January 24.

In the letter to the headteacher, Ofsted inspectors said: "You recognise that the quality of education is not as effective as it was at the time of the previous inspection, particularly for pupils with SEND.

"This is because many teachers are new and they do not have a consistently strong understanding of how to meet pupils’ needs.

"You are currently prioritising training for staff to teach reading, writing and mathematics to ensure that these subjects are taught effectively."

The school is now to act on the issues highlighted in the Ofsted visit ahead of any future inspections.

Iver Village Infant School has been contacted for comment.