The chaotic environment and “woeful performance” of Emslie Morgan Academy was revealed in a damning inspection report this week.
Several parents and former staff have since contacted the ECHO about the secondary on Leasowe Road in Wallasey, which is for students excluded from other schools.
Two mums defended the school’s headteacher, but a staff member who left last year claimed pupils now felt in control of the troubled school.
The ex-employee told the ECHO: “We’ve had pupils go in with offensive weapons – knives, pieces of wood with nails sticking out of it and pool balls in socks.
“Kids are on the roof every week. There’s damage to windows and classroom doors and graffiti on a daily basis – there’s no respect for anything.”
But two mums rallied behind the school’s new headteacher Stuart Jamieson, who was also praised by Ofsted for at least “establishing better relationships” with pupils.
Cathy Fairclough, chief executive of the Liverpool City Region Academy Trust which runs the school, said of the inspection: “The Trust is naturally disappointed with the result of the recent inspection, but will continue to work alongside the Local Authority and other external agencies to drive forward and raise standards.”
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