Dover school goes into special measures
have put a Dover school in special measures after finding it
“inadequate” in most respects.
St Edmund’s Catholic School has been having a troubled time
following the resignation of executive head teacher Chris Atkin in
A management team from St George’s C of E Foundation School,
Broadstairs, was brought in, led by Kim Stoner and her two deputies
Richard Billings and Adam Mirans.
Inspectors visited St Edmund’s in January, and issued their
report on Thursday. They said the overall effectiveness of the
school, pupils’ achievement, the quality of teaching and the
leadership and management were all inadequate, and the behaviour
and safety of pupils required improvement.
“This is a school that requires special measures,” said lead
inspector Robert Ellis in the report.
“Too many students, including disabled students, those who have
special educational needs and those who speak English as an
additional language, make inadequate progress. As a result,
students’ attainment at the end of Year 11 has been significantly
“Teaching is inadequate. Teachers do not provide work matched to
the needs and prior attainment of their students.
“Students’ conduct has improved significantly but they are not
always ready to learn.
“Despite very recent improvements, leaders, managers and
governors have not addressed the shortcomings identified in the
previous inspection and have not significantly slowed the decline
in the school’s performance.
Full story in today's Dover Mercury.
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