The BBC is reporting that a school in Bristol is failing over racism and bullying, according to Ofsted inspectors.
They visited The Meadows Primary School in Bitton, Bristol, in November and rated it as “inadequate”. They also concluded that the school did not use “appropriate terminology” when referring to different ethnic groups.
The chair of governors said the school was “surprised and very disappointed” by the judgement made public this week. South Gloucestershire Council also expressed disappointment and said: “We are working with the school to address the areas identified in the report.”
In the report inspectors cited teachers who said they did not have confidence in the way the school was led.
It found: “Pupils explained very clearly to inspectors that there have been anti-social incidents in school, such as racism and bullying.
“These are not always dealt with swiftly enough. This was confirmed by comments submitted by some parents during the inspection.”
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