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A MUM has shared her concerns over the safeguarding at a Slough school after her son was reportedly “attacked”.

Tabetha Scott claims her son was punched by another student at Grove Academy, on Ladbrooke Road, and is now suffering with a busted lip.

The mother has slammed the school for not doing enough following the incident.

She said: “This school needs to be shut down.

“My children are constantly being assaulted by other students and nothing is being done about it, enough is enough now.

“The safeguarding at this school has got such a bad reference.”

The school confirmed 'an altercation' happened that 'does not reflect the school's values and ethos'. It is currently investigating the incident.

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In February this year, education watchdog Ofsted rated the Slough school as ‘inadequate’ during its first inspection since it opened in 2017.

Run by SASH Education Trust, it is reported the school could be transferred to an alternative academy trust if it does not improve failures highlighted in a damning report.

Inspectors explained: “Secure safeguarding processes are not in place.

“Some record-keeping is incomplete because leaders are not consistently logging and analysing the actions taken to keep pupils safe.

“This means pupils who may be at risk of harm are not always getting the support that they need.”

School watchdog Ofsted stated leaders at the school must review all safeguarding roles, responsibilities and processes.

Responding to Ms Scott’s concerns, a spokesperson for Grove Academy said: “Following an accidental coming together of two students, there was an altercation which does not reflect the values and ethos of our school.

“This was dealt with quickly by staff, and medical attention and care was immediately available for the child concerned.

“A full investigation is also being undertaken, and the appropriate sanctions will be applied in line with our behaviour policy.”

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The school spokesperson added they are “deeply aware” that an incident like this needs careful managing beyond their immediate response.

“We have been working closely with the family and have developed a package of support to help their return to school,” they said.

“We would like to thank the family for how they have engaged in this process and look forward to continuing to work closely with them over the coming weeks.”