barely adequate

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"However, in too many schools, headteachers do not address mediocre teaching performance robustly enough or provide enough support or challenge for those teachers whose work is barely adequate."
Words are barely adequate to express the contempt that normal, respectable people will feel for those responsible for this vile act.
And while the England bosses are happy with the hotel and medical facilities at the pounds 20million complex, which is in the final stages of construction, the three pitches set aside for training are "barely adequate".
This horse took his time to find his form at three and four, so it was most encouraging that he reappeared with a solid effort at Yarmouth recently, when second over a barely adequate 1m6f, splitting an improving filly of Henry Cecil's and a horse who had done well over hurdles since his last Flat run, and might have been on a nice mark.
It's an exacting work to bring off well, especially for the soloists (ten on this occasion), who ranged in competence from the barely adequate to, in the case of sopranos Judith Durrant and Felicity Murphy, wonderfully secure.
On the downside, the dash and fittings are plasticky with the central storage holder and glovebox feeling especially flimsy, while the high floor in the rear means headroom is barely adequate for tall passengers and a stooping exercise for anyone in the perched centre position.
One actuarial firm, Richard Sherman & Associates, Inc., has stated: 1) SAIF's loss reserves are barely adequate; 2) SAIF's surplus is only about half of what it should be; 3) SAIF currently adds substantial value to the Oregon economy, and adds stability to the marketplace for insurance.
And even a revamped back line, with the undoubted talents of Ferdinand returning after an ankle injury, was barely adequate to stem the tide.
The expression "Blackboard Jungle" seems barely adequate to cover the terrifying trials and tribulations of God-fearing teacher Trevor Garfield (Samuel L Jackson) in this depressing inner-city drama.
The BBC must really be badly off for half decent material if this load of tosh, which is barely adequate for what used to be called Children's Hour, can command such a prestigious place in the weekend schedule.
In her third annual report, head of Estyn Ann Keane argues that "too many" headteachers are failing to provide enough support or challenge for teachers whose work is "barely adequate".