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1 Jun 2012

Battle School Ofsted announced

 The below press release confirms that Battle Primary School has been placed in Special Measures.  Battle councillors are committed to supporting the parents and school and will be attending the forthcoming parents meeting.

New Governance at Battle Primary Vows To Drive Up Standards

31/05/2012
Reading Borough Council Press Release

The new Governors of Battle Primary School and Reading Borough Council have vowed to continue to work closely together to drive up standards following an Ofsted report published last week in which the school was criticised and placed in Special Measures. This means that the school must do considerably more to enhance the education for the children.

The report   published on Thursday May 31st on the Ofsted website   deemed the school needed to be placed in Special Measures to improve standards. It follows an inspection at the school in March this year carried out at two days notice.

Ruth Allen, Chair of the recently constituted Interim Executive Board (IEB) at Battle Primary, said: 'We are determined to give the children at Battle Primary the education they deserve. The IEB has already held a parents meeting to establish a Parents' Council and to listen to the views of parents at the start of our journey of improved communication. Staff meetings have been held and the views of teachers and support staff will help to inform future planning. The School Council will be more directly involved in identifying the needs of the children and ensuring that the school offers exciting challenging lessons in a safe environment.

'We are confident that with the focus this report has given us we will see Battle Primary become a good school, a school of which the children, parents and staff are proud. '

John Ennis, Reading Borough Council's Lead Councillor for Education and Children's Services, said: 'This is obviously a disappointing Ofsted report and there is a real need to urgently address the issues raised. Reading Borough Council will of course continue to offer any support it can to the school and together we will work towards addressing those problems.'

1 comment:

  1. It's a shame Reading Borough Council went off on the wrong track in 2008 in not recognisingthat the had an excellent manager in the temporary head. This current round of Special Measures could undoubtedly have been avoided.

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