A FAILING Redditch school is set to be taken over by an academy following a damning Ofsted inspection.

Roman Way First School has been placed in special measures after a recent report laid bare a number of serious concerns.

It 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 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.

As a school that has been put into special measures the government now requires it to be converted to an academy and the county council is already seeking a sponsor to take over the school.

The school refused to comment.

A spokesman from Worcestershire County Council said it is the role of the regional school commissioner, the DfE, to identify and approve the sponsoring academy.

They will liaise with the county council to work together to progress academy conversion.