Somerset

Failing primary school in gets help from education expert

A national education expert has been appointed by Somerset County Council to help a failing primary school.

Churchfield Primary in Highbridge was given the lowest rating of special measures during its first inspection by the education watchdog, OFSTED.

Clare Axen, the principle of Brookside Primary in Street will review lessons and support teachers at Churchfield.

St John's Junior School and Beechfield Infant School were merged to form the primary school in September 2010.

The school is currently housed in temporary buildings and is due to move into its new £4.6m site in September.

Somerset County Council member John Osman, said: "The Ofsted inspection has given a clear indication of how Churchfield School can improve, and the Council has been supporting the school since it was created 18 months ago.

"There is a determination for Churchfield School to become known for quality, and I'm sure we will see that once it occupies its new site."

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