Braintree: Council leader's support for school labelled inadequate (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree: Council leader's support for school labelled inadequate
3:00pm Tuesday 11th December 2012 in News
A council leader has sympathised with a school rated inadequate by Ofsted.
Education inspectors said Alec Hunter Humanities College in Braintree had weak teaching and pupils were under-achieving.
Braintree Council leader Graham Butland, who visited Alec Hunter in October, said: “I visited Alec Hunter and I was very impressed with the behaviour of the students, the rapport between students and teachers in the classroom.
“When I came out I was having difficulty reconciling what I actually saw with the school’s reputation."