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A Grammar school in Medway has become the first in the south east to go into special measures after a critical Ofsted report. Chatham Grammar School for Boys will now be run by a team from Rochester.
David Johns reports, speaking to Interim Executive Principal, Denise Shepherd, and Interim Principal Stuart Gardner.
A team of education specialists has been sent in to run Chatham Grammar School for Boys after Ofsted put the academy into special measures – despite 95 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A* to C grade at GCSEs this year, including English and Mathematics.
Two Principals from The Rochester Grammar School Trust have now been put in temporary charge; Rochester Grammar is one of the highest achieving schools in the country, and was ranked second nationally for GCSE results in 2012.
They say they "will be working with all leaders and teachers across the academy to bring about the necessary change."