School set for axe: We’re not the worst’
PUBLISHED: 14:42 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:30 25 August 2010
A MOTHER whose children are pupils at a primary school earmarked for closure says latest test results prove the school is not the worst in the borough
A MOTHER whose children are pupils at a primary school earmarked for closure says latest test results prove the school is not the worst in the borough.
Bosses at Greenwich council are set to close Charlotte Turner Primary School in Banbow Lane, Deptford, after the school failed its latest OFSTED inspection last November.
But the latest SAT results published on April 1 showed the school which teaches more than 200 children - half of whom have special needs or a disability - only finished third from the bottom in Greenwich. Former community care worker and mother of four Kim Bozek, 41, of Henrietta Close, Deptford, has three children at the school, two with special needs.
She said: "We beat two other schools. We had a value added score of 100.2.
"For us to beat two schools makes you think: why are they not shutting three schools? They are talking about sending our kids to Morden Mount Primary School in Lewisham Road on the border with Lewisham and Greenwich. We have special measures and they have got an improvement notice and our kids have better SAT results. I just think they are picking on us because the school is in the middle of nowhere.
"They are trying to save money. It took me four weeks to settle Danny into nursery at the school as he has autism and doesn't interact with people. I don't feel all the right things will be in place in time for my children if they have to move."
Charlotte Turner had an average point score of 25, Morden Mount had 24 and Greenacres Primary School in Witherston Way, Eltham scored 24.8.
A spokesperson for Greenwich council said: "Despite additional support provided to Charlotte Turner School over some time, standards have not improved to even a satisfactory level."
The council stared a statutory consultation on March 31 which ends on May 13. Councillors are due to make a decision at a cabinet meeting on May 19.