A primary school is considering forging an academy partnership with another school on the other side of town after it received a special measures recommendation from Ofsted.

Welldon Park Primary School, in Kingsley Road, South Harrow, was deemed “Inadequate” in its latest Ofsted report in March this year.

Inspectors noted serious concerns over pupils’ performances and suggested that the school needed to improve significantly when it comes to child safety.

They found that it had experienced “fragile leadership” following the amalgamation of the junior and infant schools in 2015.

As a response, senior staff and governors are looking at the possibility of teaming up with Priestmead Primary School, in Hartford Avenue, Kenton.

Sash Hamidi, head teacher at Priestmead, has been appointed executive head teacher at Welldon Park on an interim basis.

He said: “The Ofsted report singles out unstable leadership and high staff turnover as two of the main reasons for its judgement.

“We are acting fast to put that right with better and tougher protocols at the top, improved systems in everything from safeguarding to punctuality, and permanent recruitment of good quality staff as an absolute priority.

“I want to reassure parents that outcomes have already begun to improve significantly in recent months – from Reception to Year 6.”

Mr Hamidi has been joined by associate head teacher Jamie Rogers and governing body chairman Marie-Louise Nolan to form a team tasked with turning the school’s fortunes around.

Following the Ofsted report Welldon Park will become an academy, and governing bodies have suggested that a lasting relationship between the schools could emerge in the future.

“A long-term partnership between the two schools can reap so many more benefits than having a school in an academy on its own,” Mr Hamidi added.

“We’re not just talking about value-for-money efficiency savings, we’re talking about a much broader and more robust network for leadership development and supporting the quality of teaching, moderation, planning and training.”