PARENTS of pupils at Colne Valley Specialist Arts College can now perhaps start to feel some optimism for a brighter future.
Today’s story reveals that the college’s leadership and governing body underestimated the massive turnaround needed following the damning Ofsted report that put the school into special measures. Clearly it is a worrying time for all involved and it’s quite understandable that some parents have reservations about the college now being forced to become an academy.
But within our story there are certainly signs of optimism. The governing body has gone, training is a key priority and major changes are being made, especially to improve the maths department which is a critical subject for every pupil. Time is of the essence with some pupils coming up to taking their GCSEs
Even the National Union of Teachers is onside with the way the problems are being grasped by the senior leaders from Mirfield Free Grammar School. The union says staff are eager to be successful and are now keen to show what they can do.
That’s got to be good news for them, the school and, most importantly of all, its pupils.