My principal concern is that the children who attend this school should have the best possible education.
The Ofsted report arising from the inspection carried out on 23rd/24th May 2012 found the overall effectiveness of the school was inadequate. The behaviour of the pupils was rated as good. The quality of teaching and the achievement of the pupils was only rated as satisfactory. The leadership and management of the school was judged to be inadequate. Ofsted gave the school notice standards had to improve.
Earlier this year following a further inspection held on 9th and 10th May, almost a full year after the 2012 report, far from things improving Ofsted found that standards had deteriorated. The behaviour of pupils was now assessed as requiring improvement. The achievement of the pupils, the quality of teaching and the leadership and management of the school were all now assessed as inadequate. Not surprisingly, these findings resulted in the overall effectiveness of the school being assessed as inadequate.
In the circumstances I believe the school would benefit from being changed to Academy status.
I will undertake to ensure any representations Governors, staff and parents might wish to make to ministers are duly delivered but it will be on the basis that personally I do not support them.