Parents raise concerns over management of Primary School following a dire Ofsted report.

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21 Apr 2012
Bapchild and Tonge Church of England Primary School which once had an excellent reputation have been graded by Ofsted as inadequate.
 
There is particular criticism of the quality of the leadership and management along with concerns about the competence of the Governors.

Damingly Oftsted say

“Leadership and management are inadequate. Weaknesses in strategic leadership mean the school has not adequately demonstrated the capacity to improve since the last inspection. “

“Governors do not adequately monitor the impact of initiatives on improving achievement. The school does not demonstrate the capacity to improve. “

Parents have for some time now been critical of the management which effectively has two full time non-teaching members of staff. This is particularly grating when apparently the school is not able to finance full time teaching staff for every school year and which has diecrtly resulted in poor performance for the years affected by the roster of part time and supply teachers used in place of the full time member of teaching staff whom recently left.
 
Many parents have expressed concerns that voicing their opinions will lead to retaliation and victimisation of their children and have been reluctant therefore to come forward previously. However as the school now sits in the bottom five percent of primary schools many are now calling for a radical shake up.

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