Union boss’s support vow for teachers

Revoe Community Primary School, Blackpool.
Revoe Community Primary School, Blackpool.
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A leading union has vowed to give teachers all the support they need following a damning Ofsted report into a troubled Blackpool primary school.

Government inspectors have placed Revoe Community Primary School in special measures having found it to be “inadequate” and “requiring improvement” following an inspection in March.

Now a union boss for the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is promising to support teachers as they work to bring the school back up to standard.

Ros Homer, Blackpool branch secretary for the NUT, said: “We always do our best to support members as we always do and hope the school gets back to being a good school.

“Obviously it’s a difficult time for the school and our members but I just hope they’ll come through strong and get the school back to being a strong one as soon as possible.”

The report into Revoe found teaching at the Grasmere Road school to “require improvement”, adding “the wide variation in the quality of teaching” left pupils unable to make sustained progress.

Inspectors found staff development to be ineffective and newly qualified teachers to be poorly supported.

However, the report did note “skilful” teaching assistants in “most” classes and “stronger teaching” in a Year Six class.

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