Ofsted place school in special measures over concerns of ‘unfair’ treatment of pupils

The Stoke Sentinel is reporting that Ofsted inspectors have delivered a scathing verdict on a school after finding pupils were ‘scared’ of some staff and were not listened to or treated with respect…

Now Bishop Rawle CE Primary, in Cheadle, has been placed in special measures following serious concerns over behaviour and children’s safety.

The Ofsted report – published yesterday – described how a whole class was ‘punished’ for the actions of one child.

And a number of pupils and parents felt they could not raise issues with the school ‘in case of further repercussions’.

Inspectors also found incidents where children’s ‘unsafe play and aggressive behaviour’ went unnoticed by staff, while teachers often relied on ‘shouting as a means of control’.

The school declined to comment on the report.

But since the inspection in May, an acting headteacher has been brought in to support the school.

Tracy Jackson-Ward, who comes from St Edward’s CE First School, in Cheddleton, has already begun introducing changes.

Ofsted had initially only been visiting Bishop Rawle as part of a pilot of its new short inspections for good schools. But once the team arrived, they were sufficiently concerned to turn it into a full inspection.

The report also criticised the ‘inadequate’ leadership and management

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Download the latest Ofsted report at: Bishop Rawle CofE (A) Primary School


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