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  • "The headline is very worrying. Two years behind in key subjects suggests standards at the school have been in decline for years. Why was this not picked up on previous Ofsted visits? If what is said is true then the fault does not just rest with the Head but the class teachers should take personal responsibility for their own shortcomings in failing these children. Scandalous!"
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Primary school pupils fall two years behind

Primary school pupils fall two years behind

Iain Birtwell is the school's new executive headteacher

Iain Birtwell is the school's new executive headteacher

First published in News

Troubleshooters have been sent into a Colchester school after inspectors found pupils were two years behind in their maths, reading and writing.

Cherry Tree Primary School, in Holt Drive, Colchester, was criticised and put in special measures by Ofsted in a report published this week.

The school’s headteacher, Edward Constantine, has been replaced by a new troubleshooting leadership team, which will aim to boost standards.

Executive headteacher Iain Birtwell and acting headteacher Maddie Cowley first took charge at the school three weeks ago, following the inspection at the end of March.

Full story in today's Gazette

 

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