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  • "What is interesting is that this school has slipped through the net. Perhaps if the LEA wasn't on a mission to target certain districts e.g Basildon and Tendring to convert the primaries into academies (or should that be "wash their hands of them") then the real problem schools would come to light. It beggars belief that problems were identified 2 years ago and nothing has been done but thanks to a desk jockey in Chelmsford if you are in a targetted district the LEA will find an excuse to send in people even before an OFSTED has given you a clean bill of health..."
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Primary school pupils fall two years behind

Essex County Standard: Iain Birtwell is the school's new executive headteacher Iain Birtwell is the school's new executive headteacher

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The school’s headteacher, Edward Constantine, has been replaced by a new troubleshooting leadership team, which will aim to boost standards.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