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Bollin Primary School

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admission Sat 08-Apr-17 20:48:37

Many of you will remember this school appearing on national television for all the wrong reasons when teachers and parents were trying to remove the headteacher and had a party in the heads office. Just after the school was on TV, Ofsted arrived and their inspection report has just been published.

It is a document that needs to be read and shows the state a school can get into. For all those parents and teachers in the school who thought the school was outstanding, you are totally wrong, the school was inadequate not outstanding and had been going down-hill for a considerable period of time. It is a shocking inspection report and the language used in the inspection report could not be more explicit. The head teacher who was being pushed out of the school was right in her assessment of the school.

Flowersonthewall Sat 08-Apr-17 21:01:23

I think you'll find 8 out of the 12 summary points are completely related to an inadequate head. What's your point?

admission Sun 09-Apr-17 17:07:32

You could well be right but it certainly is not the substantive head teacher who was appointed to the post in September 2016 who was inadequate. The school has been on the decline for a considerable period of time. Look at the first bullet point under quality of teaching.

"The rapid decline in teaching since the previous inspection is not purely down to recent events and the considerable instability in staffing. It is a result of low aspirations, poor assessment practices and inadequate challenge over time. Weaknesses of teaching are the root cause of rates of pupil's progress falling over a period of years."

My point is the parents and teachers who thought that the arrival of a new substantive head teacher was the cause of everything are not correct. They have been deluding themselves for a considerable period of time about the capability of the school to provide a good or better education to all their pupils.

BareBum Sun 16-Apr-17 22:44:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mah24 Sun 23-Apr-17 00:12:01

Is there any change in school since the new interim head joined. We have been offered place but now double minded after reading all this negative publicly.

PS moved to area few months back and put this school on our preference due to previous results. Since then all this issue and ofsted report came out.

Any input on the current situation will be appreciated.

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