In July the education watchdog criticised St Peters School for its lack of record-keeping and insisted that the school address the shortfall in safe-guarding practices for pupils. The school was given an inadequate rating following the inspection and placed in special measures. But, a monitoring visit carried out in November by inspector Kim Pigram found leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures. In her report, Ms Pigram told head teacher Christopher Bennet that he, with the support of his leadership team, had responded swiftly to the issues identified in the previous inspection report related to the safe-guarding of pupils. In response to the schools July report, Mr Bennet introduced an action plan to improve safeguarding priorities, which was praised by inspectors. The head teachers action plan for safeguarding prioritises the correct aspects to rapidly improve the provision. Monitoring systems are rigorous and are identifying sharply where provision is improving and where more work is still required, Ms Pigram noted in her new report. As a part of Mr Bennets action plan the size of the schools safeguarding team has been increased and key workers have been put in place for vulnerable pupils. During her visit Ms Pigram met with the chief executive of the Comberton Multi Academy Trust, which the school joined in September in a bid to improve faster. She recognised this had benefited the school. She added: Leaders and staff continue to access support from other schools in the trust, particularly in mathematics and science. The trusts director of education has undertaken some initial review work of the school, including its work in safeguarding. Improvements in the schools provision for disadvantaged pupils and its strengthened approach to maths and science were also singled out for praise, despite the schools inability - according to Ms Pigram - to recruit permanent and/or high-quality teaching in science.