Horndon Headteacher first casualty of new school year
Date posted: 08-09-2012
THE HEADTEACHER of Horndon-on-the-Hill primary school has become the first managerial casualty of the new school year.
The school has been in a state of near crisis for a number of years. The last Ofsted in 2010, labelled the school as “Satisfactory”. A grade that the government would now consider “failing.”
The report shocked a number of parents set in the affluent village, a school which parents from far and wide are desperate to place their children.
One parent (who did not wish to be named) removed their child from the school due to what they considered was a lack of progress.
They said: “I pulled my child earlier this year. They started off above average on test results but each year they hardly moved up a level until they were below average at key stage one SATS.
“When going to her drop-in sessions, two weeks would go by and only one session of basic maths had been taught. I know many parents share my concerns.”
However, there appears to have been concerns that the school could be heading towards another underwhelming Ofsted.
Negotiations were on-going at the end of the term but it appears that an advert for the vacant job is just about to be published.
YT attempted to contact the school but they failed to respond.