Nine out of 10 "failing" schools were eventuallyturned round, the research by Professor John Gray, of Homerton College, Cambridge, revealed. But the average time for secondary schools was 27 months - three months more than the Government guideline. In primary and special schools, the average was 20-22 months.
MOST schools placed in special measures avoid closure and eventually emerge with a clean bill of health from inspectors - but the process often takes longer than the Government says it should, according to new research.
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