Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting ECHONEWS to 80360, or email us »
Under-fire headteacher vows to turn school around
AN UNDER-FIRE headteacher has pledged to address a “legacy of underperformance” and turn around a school in special measures within a year.
Education watchdog Ofsted will check up on Holt Farm Junior School at least once a term after inspectors branded it “inadequate” in a report published last week.
But headteacher Hasan Chawdhry, who has faced a mutiny from teachers at Holt Farm Junior School, Rochford, over his management style, insists the school will be outstanding very soon.
The headteacher, who has 21 years of teaching experience and an OBE for services to education, said: “The Ofsted report was disappointing, but we are totally aware of what we need to improve on.
“We are working hard to put an action plan into practice.
“We will be addressing the legacy of underperformance in the school. It has come about over a number of years but we are tackling it.”
Comments are closed on this article.