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Ofsted carries out inspection at North Bromsgrove High following complaints

Harry Leach 24th May, 2018 Updated: 25th May, 2018

OFSTED have carried out an inspection of North Bromsgrove High School following complaints from parents and students.

Inspectors headed to the school on Wednesday and today after criticism of how the school was being managed.

We reported on our front page last week about the situation and the exodus of teachers which saw nine leave at Christmas and a whole mathematics department – seven teachers – resign last week. They will leave at the end of term.

Worcestershire County Council, as the local education authority, is also investigating.

Following last week’s story, the Standard received more emails and calls from worried parents and students about the current situation at the school.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has also got involved after concerned parents got in touch with him.

He said: “It is of the utmost importance to me that children in Bromsgrove receive the best education possible.

“I was very concerned after several constituents came to me for help regarding the situation at the school.

“I immediately wrote to Elaine James, Chair of Governors, and Marcus Hart who is Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member for the education and skills. I asked them both to investigate as a matter of urgency.

“I was reassured to hear that as a result, Worcestershire County Council are investigating.

“In the meantime, I’d like to reassure all parents, teachers and pupils that I’ll be reading Ofsted’s report closely and that I will continue to do all I can to ensure that our children continue to receive the best opportunities that they deserve.”

The Standard contacted headteacher Angelina Robin-Jones but were still awaiting comment as we went to press.

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