Head of failing school resigns

The headteacher of a failing secondary school, which was placed on special measures after a damning Ofsted report has resigned.Stephen McKenna has told staff that he will not be returning to Queen's School, in Wisbech, in September.

The headteacher of a failing secondary school, which was placed on special measures after a damning Ofsted report has resigned.

Stephen McKenna has told staff that he will not be returning to Queen's School, in Wisbech, in September.

Today Cambridgeshire County Council revealed it has appointed an associate head to run the school following his departure.

Tony Cooper, head of Cottenham Village College near Cambridge, will take up his duties immediately.

The 1,380 school was placed on special measures after government inspectors said it was inadequate in almost all areas and put most of the blame on the management and governors.

The inspectors said children were not enjoying learning, there was disruption in the classroom and there had been an escalation of racist bullying.