Holland Park School is issued with a termination warning notice

Elite state school nicknamed the ‘socialist Etonis issued with termination warning notice after it was rated inadequate by Ofsted

  • Scuola Holland Park, West London, was deemed ‘inadequateby Ofsted in June
  • Ofsted inspectors said ‘serious incidents of poor behaviourat the school had increased; also said leadership was ‘poor and unfit for purpose
  • Regional Schools Commissioner Dame Kate Dethridge sent Termination Warning Notice to members and trustees of school on June 10
  • The Department for Education said the school won’t close imminently and the way forward is via a trust if improvements are made
  • An elite state school nicknamed the ‘socialist Etonhas been issued a termination warning notice after its Ofsted rating was cut from ‘outstandingto ‘inadequate’ lo scorso mese.

    The Department for Education said that Holland Park School, nella zona ovest di Londra, won’t close imminently and the way forward is via a trust if improvements are made.

    The Regional Schools Commissioner’s Office received an Ofsted notification on June 7 confirming the school was deemed ‘inadequate and has serious weakness’, a warning notice sent to members and trustees of the school said.

    In a Termination Warning Notice to the Members and Trustees of Holland Park School on June 10, Dame Kate Dethridge, ha scritto: ‘I need to be satisfied that the trust has capacity to deliver rapid and sustainable improvement at the academy.

    ‘If I am not satisfied that this can be achieved, I will consider whether to terminate the funding agreement in order to transfer the academy to an alternative academy trust.

    Dame Kate, Regional Schools Commissioner for North-West London and South-Central Region, ha continuato: ‘In making the decision on whether to terminate the funding agreement I will consider any written representations you wish to make in response to this Termination Warning Notice [by Friday, luglio 1].’

    Scuola Holland Park - an elite state school nicknamed the 'socialist Eton' - has been issued a termination warning notice after its Ofsted rating was cut from 'outstanding' to 'inadequate' last month

    Scuola Holland Park – an elite state school nicknamed the ‘socialist Eton’ – has been issued a termination warning notice after its Ofsted rating was cut from ‘outstandingto ‘inadequate’ lo scorso mese

    A Department for Education spokesperson told MailOnline tonight: ‘Holland Park Academy’s recent Ofsted inspection underlines the need to address the issues at the school and make sure similar failings do not recur.

    'Oggi, United Learning has been identified as the preferred trust for HPS to join, as a strong trust with a proven track record of school improvement.

    ‘The wellbeing and education of the school’s pupils will continue to be the first priority and parents and stakeholders will have the opportunity to express their views.

    In its Ofsted report, inspectors said ‘serious incidents of poor behaviourat the school had increased, and some ‘spilled out into the local area’. They also said that leadership was ‘poor and unfit for purpose’.

    Lo scorso mese, the school closed its doors to all pupils except those taking A-levels and GCSEs because teachers walked out in protest against plans for it to join an academy chain.

    Students had previously held a ‘riotagainst the proposals, leaving one teacher in tears.

    The school got its nickname because it was popular with rich Left-wingers, and former pupils include The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and the actress Anjelica Huston.

    L'anno scorso, teachers reported Colin Hall, a disciplinarian who retired as head teacher in February, to the authorities, accusing him of abusive management.

    A maggio, inspectors found the school to have a ‘culture of fear and favouritismin an investigation by its governors.

    The Regional Schools Commissioner's Office received an Ofsted notification on June 7 confirming Holland Park School, nella zona ovest di Londra, was deemed 'inadequate and has serious weakness', a warning notice sent to members and trustees of the school said

    The Regional Schools Commissioner’s Office received an Ofsted notification on June 7 confirming Holland Park School, nella zona ovest di Londra, was deemed ‘inadequate and has serious weakness’, a warning notice sent to members and trustees of the school said

    The investigation found there was discrimination in the school against protected characteristics, including overt sexism, Islamophobia, and racism.

    It said that ‘very little supportwas provided to students following traumatic events such as the Grenfell tragedy, and that ‘public humiliationor shouting was used as a behaviour policy.

    The school announced last year that Mr Hall would retire early, while a new chair of governors was appointed.

    The Ofsted report in June found that ‘turbulencein the school’s leadership had ‘destabilisedthe school community, with many aspects of school life, including pupils’ comportamento, having ‘declined substantiallysince its previous inspection seven years’ fa.

    The report said that pupils and staff had welcomed the ‘governorsintervention to stop previous behaviour management strategies that they deemed unacceptablebut that the behaviour policies had not been updated, leaving a ‘vacuumwith staff and students ‘confusedover how to deal with unacceptable behaviour, some of which was spilling into the local area after school.

    Leaders entering pupils for exams early left them with a ‘curtailededucation in some subjects, Ofsted said, and it found that leadership was ‘poor and unfit for purpose’, with many of the leadership team ‘overstretched’.