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Monday, 27 June 2016

Grange Technology College put into special measures following highly critical Ofsted report

Grange Technology College put into special measures following highly critical Ofsted report
Grange Technology College put into special measures following highly critical Ofsted report

Grange Technology College put into special measures following highly critical Ofsted report

BRADFORD’S biggest school has been placed in special measures after a “collapse” in pupil performance.
Emergency meetings have been called after inspectors slammed Grange Technology College and stripped it of its ‘good’ rating, replacing it with ‘inadequate’.
The head of the trust which runs the school, Dominic Wall, said the Ofsted report, due to be published this week, was “very hard” to read.
He has asked the Regional Schools Commissioner to give him 12 months to turn around the Little Horton school, which has around 1,800 pupils and 300 staff.
As well as the urgent meetings, he has called for parents to become school governors, admitting they will be “rightly frustrated and angry” with Ofsted’s findings.
Inspectors who visited in May said leadership was inadequate and governors had accepted “unconvincing explanations” about poor standards.
The report said there were “stark shortcomings” in the school’s sixth form provision which students had a “lukewarm view” of.
The drop-out rate of around 250  students at sixth form is high, with a third of year 12 pupils not moving on to year 13.
Mr Wall took over as the chief executive of Southfield Grange Trust in January after the retirement of head teacher Paul Burluraux.


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