GOVERNORS at a Redditch school are facing calls to resign after a damning Ofsted placed the school in special measures.

A recent report of Roman Way First School says that senior leaders and governors do not have a good enough overview of the areas of weakness across the school.

It states staff do not have a clear view of what the pupils know and can do, teachers do not have the subject knowledge they need to teach reading well enough, and staff are teaching pupils the wrong things.

As a result most pupils are falling behind or have gaps in their learning.

The report also says that the school’s self-evaluation is "overgenerous" and plans to improve the school lack detail.

The school has seen considerable staffing turbulence since the last inspection in 2015 and a number of teachers have left.

It is currently without subject leaders for English or mathematics.

Councillor Mike Rouse, whose daughter attends the school, said there is a shock and anger locally.

"Since this shocking report was released on Monday I've been in touch with a number of parents who share my concerns about the leadership and the governing body," he said.

"We understand that two new assistant heads have been recently appointed and we are willing to hear what they have to say."

He added: "However, regardless of whether the Ofsted report was done under the new framework or not, someone has to take ultimate responsibility for this calamity."

"I'm confident that Worcestershire County Council will now step in and take a more active role in supporting the school, but I do have to call on them to think carefully about the governing body too."

In a joint statement Neil Johnson, and Holly Adams, new assistant headteachers at Roman Way First School, said: “We are extremely disappointed, following our latest Ofsted inspection, the school is judged as requiring Special Measures.

"In response to the inspection we have produced a robust action plan to address the key findings and are working closely with key partners to put this into place," they said.

"We are confident that we have the steps in place that will allow us to make the necessary improvements as soon as possible and ensure that children are receiving a good experience at our school."

A meeting will be held with parents on February 12 to answer questions and share details of the steps to make the necessary improvements.

They added: "The staff and governing body are committed to working with parents, staff and students along with school improvement partners, to carry out the improvements that are required.

"We believe that, with your continued support, the school can make rapid progress.”

The inspection was carried out on December 10 and 11 last year.