Headteacher says Northampton school ‘has turned a corner’ despite inadequate rating from Ofsted

The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School.
The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School.

The executive headteacher of the Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Northampton says he believes the school has “turned a corner” despite Ofsted inspectors giving it an “inadequate” rating.

Following a visit by the Government education watchdog in January, the school has been placed in special measures.

Mark Wilson, executive headteacher at The Good Shepherd Primary School, said: “While I believe a corner has been turned, when it comes to school improvements, there are no quick fixes.

“What I can assure everyone in our community is that I am confident we have the expertise, dedication and commitment to enable us to reach our goals and ambitions as quickly as possible. Many of the issues raised do not come as a surprise.”