New head takes over at failing Portsmouth school

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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Delight as nursery is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted once again

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THE headteacher of a successful school in Milton has been appointed to lead a Copnor school that has been placed in the worst Ofsted category.

Victoria Page, head of Moorings Way, which is rated good, is now in charge of Langstone Infants in Copnor, which was given a notice to improve in January.

Miss Page had been interim head of Langstone since September – after a short spell under the watch of another head when its former head Linda Stallion stood down.

She will now spend four days a week at Langstone and a day at Moorings while the school advertises for a new head.

Chris Bass – an assistant head at Miltoncross – will be supporting Moorings Way’s deputy head Fran Marsham.

Miss Page said: ‘I’m sad to be leaving Moorings Way – it was my first headship and we were like a family. But under the Milton-Langstone Learning Partnership all heads have agreed to be responsible for all the children, so it’s all one big family. Staff have been so welcoming, and they have many skills to offer. The school has had some turbulence but everything is now in place – it’s a real fresh start.’