Shropshire

Telford school complains after Ofsted inspection

Governors of a Shropshire school have complained to Ofsted about the way an inspection was conducted from which it was given notice to improve.

The leadership and management of Lawley Primary School, in Telford, was judged to be inadequate and the quality of teaching satisfactory in May.

In 2008 the school had been graded as outstanding - the highest level achievable in such reports.

An Ofsted spokesperson said they did not comment on individual complaints.

The chair of governors, Sandra Price, said they were unhappy with a certain aspect of last month's inspection.

She said they would continue to support head teacher Carol McQuiggin and her staff, which includes two new deputy head teachers.

Ms McQuiggin said the criteria by which they were judged had changed earlier this year.

She said: "Staff at the school have worked to ensure the levels of attainment have been consistently above national averages but a dip in the achievement of one group of pupils in 2011 seemed to set the tone for the inspection."

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