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Flagship academy gets poor OFSTED report

by Margaret Holness, Education Correspondent

Posted: 20 Dec 2013 @ 12:31

FIFTEEN months after moving into a £25-million pound campus, the flagship University Church of England Academy, Ellesmere Port, has been deemed inadequate by inspectors from OFSTED. The report blames weak teaching and poor classroom behaviour for lower-than-expected attainment by the 947 pupils.

The report also criticises the governing body, which is chaired by the Bishop of Chester, Dr Peter Forster, for failing rigorously to monitor standards.

OFSTED has now named a ...

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