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North Bromsgrove High School placed in 'Special Measures' by Ofsted

Harry Leach 10th Jul, 2018 Updated: 10th Jul, 2018

NORTH Bromsgrove High School has been placed in special measures by Ofsted after inspectors graded it ‘inadequate’ across the board.

The school was inspected on May 23 and May 24 following complaints from parents and students about how it was being run.

Alarm bells were raised when the entire maths department resigned on one day, later followed by long-term deputy head, Adam Smith leaving his post.

Lee Gray, currently the interim headteacher at the school, has sent out a letter to parents to inform them about the Ofsted report which will be officially released tomorrow.

He said: “The lead inspector has identified the quality of provision across all areas is deemed to be inadequate.

“This means that the school is in special measures and will need to make rapid and sustained improvements in the next academic year.

“There is no doubt that the school faces a significant challenge in reversing the judgements made in the report.

“The staff and governing body are fully committed to working with you and the local authority to successfully carry out the improvements that are required.

We believe that, with your support, the school can make the progress that is necessary.”

A preview of the Ofsted report says ‘leaders and governors lack the capacity to bring about the necessary improvements to the school and are not working as a cohesive team’.

It also mentions the high staff turnover at the school which ‘negatively affected the quality of teaching and slowed the pupils’ progress’.

Mr Gray has set up a meeting for parents and carers to meet school governors, senior leaders and representatives to provide information about the steps that will be taken.

This meeting will be in the main hall at North Bromsgrove School at 6pm next Tuesday, July 17.

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