Six city schools are still on the right track

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A NUMBER of primary schools in Sunderland have been told by Ofsted they are still doing well.

The national education watchdog carries out interim assessments at schools which have previously been rated as good, to make sure they are still on track.

The latest primaries to be told they won’t need inspecting again until next year at the earliest are Broadway Junior School, Mill Hill Primary, Richard Avenue Primary, Rickleton Primary, Seaburn Dene Primary and St Benet’s RC Primary.

Schools which are deemed to be performing well are inspected less often than other schools.

This usually means that schools rated as good by Ofsted are inspected once in five years.

Schools that require improvement will be inspected between 12 to 24 months after their last inspection.

Interim assessments are carried out after a couple of years to see if good schools can have their full inspection put back.

The six Wearside primaries were all successful in achieving that.

The interim assessment involves inspectors looking at pupils’ attainment, including the attainment of significant groups of pupils with a focus on disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and pupils’ attainment in core subjects.

They also consider pupils’ progress and pupils’ attendance.