Key school staff talk to parents

A school in south east Northumberland rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted has held a meeting for parents.

Bedlingtonshire Community High School gave parents the opportunity to speak to key staff about the recent inspection and resuling report.

Headteacher Stephen Griffiths gave a presentation where he discussed the findings of the report and compared the data to other schools in the county.

Assistant headteacher Jamie Bell said: “The evening was an opportunity for parents to find out about the finer points of the report and what it means for the school moving forward.

“The chairman of governors, Trevor Weldon, spoke about the governor’s plans moving forward, and a representative from the local authority also gave a speech about the authority’s reaction to the report and what impact it would have on the children in the school.”

Following the presentations there was an opportunity for parents to raise any questions or concerns with members of staff, the local authority or the governing body.

The school has said the meetings will be a regular event over the upcoming months.