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Birmingham primary school put into special measures

A Birmingham primary school has been put into special measures for "failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education".

An Ofsted report said it judged the overall effectiveness of Woodhouse Primary School, Quinton, as inadequate.

Ofsted found there were "weaknesses in teaching in too many classes".

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: "We will work closely with the school as it develops an improvement plan for future progress."

'Positive impact'

The Ofsted report, which follows an inspection in June, said it judged achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and leadership and management as inadequate.

Behaviour and safety of pupils were judged to be satisfactory at the school, which the report said had more than 440 pupils aged between 3 and 11 on the school roll.

The report added: "As a result of weak teaching, achievement is inadequate overall. It is particularly weak in reading.

"Underachievement in writing and mathematics is less widespread but still apparent.

"The school's focus on improving attainment in mathematics and writing has had some positive impact."

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