Struggling Wellington school placed in special measures after damning OFSTED report

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STRUGGLING Court Fields Community School in Wellington has been put in special measures after a damning OFSTED report.

Inspectors rated the school as 'inadequate', but its bosses have vowed to bounce back.

In a report published this week, inspectors said leaders and governors at the school have “not done enough to eliminate weaknesses” after the previous examination two years ago.

The school will now be placed in special measures as those responsible for leading or governing it are not demonstrating the capacity to secure “necessary improvement,” the report said.

Following the findings, head teacher Elaine Faull said: “We were expecting significant improvement this year due to the actions we've taken, but OFSTED, though recognising that we'd made improvements, was unwilling to accept our changes without hard evidence of results.”

“If they visited the school six weeks later I'm sure the outcome would have been more positive.”

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