The Parents and Teachers Association of Grindon Hall School in Sunderland have launched a campaign to raise £40,000 for a teacher.
The School was placed in special measures in January after it was rated ‘inadequate’ following an Ofsted inspection.
The Department for Education has told Grindon Hall Christian School that it must accept a sponsor to step in and run it. However, the association say a sponsor would bring in no new money and claim that the current staff is overstretched.
A spokesperson for the Department for Education spokesperson said: