Well it has been made public and the above link will take you there. It is a damning indictment of the leadership of the School and in the areas that you would have thought most attention would have been paid.
What surprised me was how much the school had shrunk, only 597 pupils in the senior school, years 7 to 13, that is less than when I was there 50 odd years ago. I do not know whether the figure of 597 includes the footballers from City. But my, how its shrunk in 10 years when there was well over a thousand pupils there.
Lines like “governance since the previous inspection has been unsatisfactory” and “leadership of the school has weaknesses. There is no school development planning and no sharp vision for the whole school” and worst of all “the governors, leadership and management of the school have not however maintained sufficiently rigorous procedures regarding recruitment of staff” and “the review and monitoring of the main school policies regarding child protection has not been completed”
After all the School has been through over the last 50 years with regard to child sexual abuse and not withstanding the boasts and bravado on their website, the Schools Safeguarding procedures are just what I have said all along, BUNKUM. No attention to detail on this most important topic.
Although it does say that the teaching staff are good and the relationship with the pupils is good, they lack the motivation from sound leadership. No wonder Kearney went home after his meeting with the Brainless one and buried his head in the sand. The report is seriously critical of him but not just him, the Governors are as much to blame, in their lack of governance. Not only should Kearney go but Quinlan should follow and the flaming bishop as well, he is a governor to. The clerics to a man should be heaved overboard, they have nothing to give professionally or even intellectually to the school. This institution is a business, it is not a religious Sunday School.
So read the thing carefully and let me know your thoughts. Have we not been right all along about Kearney, Pike et al and the abuse I have received from you god fearing parents is something I never want to hear again. I really fear for the development of the kids in years 7, 8 and 9. The years when abuse normally takes place and the years when serious care from well inspected staff should take place.
The debate will continue over these next few days but please let us hear of some dismissals.