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Three teachers injured in mass brawl at school as police launch investigation

Police launched an investigation after the incident at Oasis Academy at Media City UK in Salford, Manchester. One of the teachers reportedly needed hospital treatment

Three teachers were injured as they attempted to break up a brawl at Oasis Academy in Salford

Three teachers have been injured while trying to break up a mass brawl at a school.

Police launched an investigation after the incident at Oasis Academy at Media City UK in Salford, Manchester, yesterday.

One of the teachers needed hospital treatment, according to Manchester Evening News.

Greater Manchester Police said there was a fight among some pupils that resulted in two staff members receiving minor injuries.

The Manchester Evening News reports that a third teacher was also hurt as the staff members tried to stop the brawl.

Paul McEvoy, Principal of Oasis Academy MediaCityUK said: “I am deeply disappointed by the actions of this group of students. At Oasis Academy MediaCityUK we don’t tolerate this sort of behaviour, and actively shape our curriculum against it.

“The safety and wellbeing of all our students and staff is of top priority and we acted quickly to make the situation safe, and this is now being fully investigated as per our robust safeguarding and behaviour policies.

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“Coincidentally Greater Manchester Police were at the Academy for an engagement event with some of our other students, and we appreciate their support.

“As the investigation is ongoing, and to ensure the right to privacy of those involved, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: “Police at a school on Trafford Road, Salford, as part of ongoing engagement work were made aware of a disturbance at around 1.50pm yesterday (Thursday 23 September 2021).

“Enquiries have established that there was a fight between a group of students. Whilst dispersing the fight two staff members received minor injuries.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”

The school, which opened in 2008 and has capacity for 1,150 pupils, was rated “good” by Ofsted inspectors in 2016.

The report was a step forward for the school which was ranked as requiring improvement in 2012 and inadequate in 2014.

The 2016 Ofsted report said: “The principal has created the conditions which have led to the rapid improvement in the school through a combination of clarity, determination and humanity.

“She exemplifies the school’s ethos which is committed to the success of every pupil. She is very well supported by senior and middle leaders and the whole staff team. The support and challenge from the academy council and the sponsor have improved and are now rigorous.

“Teachers know their subjects and the pupils well. This helps them plan effectively to ensure that pupils’ learning is rapid. Pupils are well looked after and are properly safeguarded.”

It added that the reason it was not outstanding was that: “Over time, outcomes for pupils have been far too low. Deficits in pupils’ learning from the past still need to be made up. Teachers could expect even more from the most able and from pupils in key stage 3. A few younger pupils lack the self-discipline needed to get the most from lessons. These pupils have not fully accepted the school’s positive culture.”

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