§ Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make a statement about Stratford grant-maintained school.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Stratford grant-maintained school was judged by a registered inspector to require special measures. The school is being regularly monitored by the Office for Standards in Education to assess the progress it is making in implementing its action plan. In order to assist the governors, my right hon. Friend has exercised her power under section 67 of the Education Act 1993 to appoint an additional governor, Mrs Daphne Gould, to the school. I have placed a letter sent by officials to Mrs Gould concerning her appointment in the Library of the House.