Walmer Science College in special measures
A full-on battle to improve teaching and
management standards has begun at Walmer Science College after it
has been placed in special measurers.
New managers have been drafted in
to run the school after a damning Ofsted inspection
highlighted areas of concern in June.
Head teacher Simon Heaton has now left
the school after taking a period of authorised absence since the
inspection on June 8 and 9.
Parents are being informed by letters,
which were posted out on Thursday evening (July 7).
Ofsted’s report has not been
published, but the new executive head and head of school have
already begun tackling inspector’s areas of concern.
"It is already a different school to
when we had the inspection," said school’s new head teacher, Julia
"That school ceased to exist."
Walmer Science College has been
given two years to improve standards.
Mrs Scannell said: "We think we can do
it in one year."
A new head of Governors has been
appointed and two new governors have joined. They will meet early
next week before a meeting of the parents on Wednesday night at
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