PARENTS of children at a Redditch school put in special measures were left fuming after a so-called meeting with bosses.

Governors at Roman Way First School are facing calls to resign after a damning Ofsted placed the school in special measures.

A recent report said 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.

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

In a joint statement Neil Johnson, and Holly Adams, new assistant headteachers at Roman Way, said they had produced a "robust action plan" to address all the problems.

A meeting was organised for last week which was supposed to answer questions and share details of the steps to make the necessary improvements.

Around 60 parents turned up to that meeting, but not all were satisfied with the outcome.

Councillor Mike Rouse, a parent at the school, said: "This wasn't a proper meeting as no parents were allowed to ask questions or make comments, it was just a presentation that we could have been sent.

"They didn't even put up the answers to the questions that were submitted in advance - we have to look at those later."

Present at the meeting were the two assistant heads who were only appointed to their roles in October 2019, along with the chair of governors, Barbara Wood, and the county council improvement officers.

There was no attendance from any elected county councillor or any senior officer of the education department at the county council.

Mr Rouse added: "I did feel that the two assistant heads have their hearts in the right place, but it's clear to me they are still lacking the proper support and oversight that they need to turn things around properly, which would come from a headteacher but there is currently nobody doing this role.

"I want to be clear that I have confidence in the teaching staff, and I'm sure I would support a different headteacher if the county council had put one in post, but I do not have confidence in the governing body and that view seemed to be shared by a number of parents I spoke with afterwards, especially as the chair of governors failed to offer any apology or contrition for what has happened.

"Worcestershire County Council needs to intervene and appoint an acting headteacher immediately, and it should use its powers to install a new governing body as the current one is clearly incapable of accepting any responsibility."