Council team to help sort out school

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HAMPSHIRE County Council is to send in a team to help turn around the failing Bridgemary School in Gosport.

Education boss, Cllr Peter Edgar, says the council will offer the academy support after it was put under special measures by Ofsted.

As reported in yesterday’s News, inspectors branded the school ‘inadequate’ – the lowest possible grade.

Poor teaching, pupils’ bad behaviour and weak management were just some of the issues raised in the report.

Cllr Edgar, who is also a Gosport councillor, said: ‘We have had talks with the school.

‘We will send a team in to support the school from the start of the next term.

‘I am very hopeful we will see an improvement as the term goes on.’

Bridgemary was first graded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in April 2013.

It hasn’t improved in three monitoring inspections over the last 18 months.