THERE certainly seems to be a calm hand steering North Huddersfield Trust School and a feeling of confidence that it’s going in just one direction ... and that’s up.
The school which replaced the old Fartown High has taken some turning around and in a frank interview with the Examiner, headteacher Dr Andy Williams has explained the clear course that is ahead.
Although Ofsted has rated the school 3 overall which means it requires improving, Dr Williams and his team had had the foresight to carry out their own assessment so had a pretty good idea what was coming and the areas where more improvement is needed – and when that improvement will happen.
It is people with such level-headedness, calmness and experience who are so vital to our children’s education and a similar team is now in action at Colne Valley Specialist Arts College.
With their skills the future for both schools is looking a lot brighter and it’s important they continue to communicate effectively and openly with parents so all can share their vision for the future and work together as a team to make it happen.
As we have said so many times before, there is nothing more important than our children’s education and everyone from teachers to parents to the youngsters themselves have to all do their best to make sure pupils leave with the best possible qualifications.