A SECONDARY school has been plunged into special measures as a parent slams the school for its treatment of special needs students.

The E-Act Burnham Park Academy has been rated as inadequate by Ofsted for failing to give acceptable levels of education.

Inspectors visited the Opendale Road school in July with the report published on Thursday last week, and Slough Borough Councillor Preston Brooker, whose daughter attended the school, was not surprised at the poor rating based on his own experiences of how the school treated his daughter's dyslexia.

He said: "My daughter was dyslexic and they ignored it.

"The report says that pupils with special educational needs (SEN) are not making enough progress and this has been going on for some time.

"I have come across several pupils that the school has not tested over the years, and my daughter was one of them.

"I told the school that I was going to test her privately, and it was only then that they decided to test her. The help she got after that was better but it was too late.

"I think the report is right and hopefully the school will improve the way it looks after students with SEN.

"I think the way they treated my daughter is appalling. Unless it would be to help kids in Slough, I do not want to know and do not want to step foot in that school again."

The report states that leaders have "not taken effective action to improve the school" and teaching is "not consistently good enough".

It adds that "pupils’ progress and attitudes towards their learning are impeded by frequent changes or absence of teachers from their lessons" and also states that pupils are regularly absent from lessons and that "pupils, staff and parents do not have confidence in the school and its leadership".

A spokesperson for Burnham Park Academy said that it could not comment on individual cases, adding: "Under the leadership of our new principal, all staff at the academy are committed to the work that must take place in order that we continue to move the academy forward."