School inspection investigation

An investigation is being carried out after a school put on special measures complained about how it was inspected.

An investigation is being carried out after a school put on special measures complained about how it was inspected.

Terrington St Clement Community School complained about the way in which a recent Ofsted inspection which saw them put on special measures was carried out and said evidence was presented to inspectors but not looked at.

A meeting has been organised on September 18 at 7pm at which parents and carers of pupils at

the school can discuss the report and how it is going to be


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dealt with by teachers and governors.

Jamie Symington, chairman of the governors, said in a letter to parents sent out this week that they were saddened to have been put on special measures and that the report was the subject of a HMI investigation. But that: "Despite this, I feel it is necessary to begin to make the improvements required to bring our school up to the levels

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expected by you, ourselves and Ofsted."

The schools says significant improvements have been made over the last two years but that because the report covered a five year period, they had not been not recognised.

The report said the school was "failing to give its pupils

an acceptable standard of education and the persons responsible for leading, managing or governing the school are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school".

However, pupils' personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development was satisfactory

and the school council had

a positive effect on life in

school.

An Ofsted spokesman said: "We can confirm a complaint has

been made and we are investigating it."

The 377-pupil school, with children aged three to 11, in an area of rural deprivation, was inspected in June.

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