Only 13 parents turn up to meeting called to discuss school rescue

By Admin | 21/10/2013 0 comments

Only 13 parents turn up to meeting called to discuss school rescue

A HEAD teacher parachuted in to rescue a failing school held a meeting to discuss recovery plans — but only 13 parents turned up.

And only seven went when Andy Jessop hosted a second, more informal meeting at 185-pupil Thrybergh Primary the next morning.

One parent said: “There’s nearly 200 children at this school and only a few parents could be bothered to turn up.

“Three of those who were there on Friday had been to both. Is there any wonder things can get like they are?”

Mr Jessop, who is also head at outstanding-rated Rawmarsh Ashwood, has taken over as executive head teacher of both schools and held the meetings two weeks ago.

He was appointed by Rotherham Borough Council after Thrybergh was placed in special measures after being ranked “inadequate” by Ofsted.

An inset day in November has been set aside for parents to speak on a one-to-one basis with staff.


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