04:02PM, Friday 30 September 2016
Absent teachers, inadequate leadership and badly behaved students has led to the E-ACT Burnham Park Academy being placed in special measures following a damning Ofsted report.
The school, in Opendale Road, was rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Government watchdog in its report which was published on Thursday, September 22.
The academy was criticised for the inadequate progress of its students, especially disadvantaged pupils.
The school’s management also came under fire for its attempts to improve the school.
The report said: “Their effectiveness is diluted by trying to do too much at once rather than focusing on what will make the biggest difference quickly.
“Pupils remarked that the school has inadvertently made them independent learners because of how much they have had to teach themselves.”
The report was based on an inspection of the school on July 5.
A Burnham Park Academy spokesman said: “Under the leadership of our new principal, all staff at the academy are committed to the work that must take place in order that we continue to move the academy forward.”
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