Parents have reacted to the news that a previously outstanding school has been branded inadequate after inspectors raised serious concerns over pupil safety.
The King John School, in Thundersley, was criticised by Ofsted inspectors for not keeping the most vulnerable pupils safe or following the legal rules designed to protect them.Hmmm, what's the problem, exactly?
Details of exactly how the school and the Zenith Multi Academy Trust which runs it, failed to protect vulnerable children were requested by the Echo, but both refused to respond.A mystery! But wait...
Lisa Read said: "Bullying is not ‘rare’. The school need to open their eyes on all matters.
"It’s not just about achieving above average.
"The school is far too channelled into the academic results and ignore children’s wellbeing and safety."Wait, isn't that exactly what a school should be concerning itself with?
Mary Wheeler added: "It’s a great school. They just seem to be failing those with more complex social needs.
"Safeguarding is deemed inadequate as kids haven’t been educated enough on county lines, drug dealings and gangs. This will be rectified sharpish I can assure you."Ah. Silly me. It's not. They should be more concerned with pushing whatever agenda takes the fancy of the DoE on any given day.
Ofsted inspectors acknowledged that the quality of teaching is high, and outcomes for pupils are good, particularly at the sixth form, while the curriculum was also praised.Seems as if this school is doing exactly what it should be praised for, not condemned.