The Reading Chronicle reports that a primary school put into special measures last year will re-open as an academy in September with a new look – and only four of the same teachers.
Upcroft Primary School in Tilehurst will be re-branded Meadow Park Academy at the start of the new school year.
Ths school, deemed ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, has been taken over by Reading-based education trust CFBT in a bid to turn it around.
The transformation includes an overhaul of staff – with only deputy head Chloe Jenkins and three other teachers staying put.
They will be working alongside a team of around eight new teachers and the existing support staff.
Headteacher Carolyn Weait [corr] has been replaced by executive head Simon Adams and she told parents before leaving at the end of term that it was “not a role I wish to pursue”.
Mr Adams said his main focus will be on raising standards, and added: “We want this to be the first choice school for people in the community because we believe they have a right to expect that.”
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