It had been rated "inadequate" by Ofsted in April 2016, but was judged to be "good" in July 2019, with inspectors noting the "high expectations of behaviour" contribute to "a calm, purposeful learning environment". … [Read more...] about Great Yarmouth Charter Academy Head Barry Smith to step down
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Des Reynolds, chief executive of not-for-profit charity Engage Trust, which finds places for excluded pupils at its 10 short stay schools in Norfolk, said: "Currently, the system for providing places for challenging and vulnerable children is under an enormous amount of pressure and there is a shortage of places. … [Read more...] about Norfolk has 140 pupils ‘not getting a school education’
One of Dwan’s more lucrative deals has been a 2004 PFI project to deliver a new building for Parklands School, in Speke, one of the poorer parts of Liverpool. To Liverpool city council’s consternation, the deal still continues to replenish the coffers of a company, Education Solutions Speke, of which Dwan is a director and has a significant shareholding, even though the last pupils left in 2014 when the school closed down as a result of desperately poor academic results. In 2015-16 alone the taxpayer will pick up a bill for £1.36m in interest payments on Parklands. By April 2028, it will have cost taxpayers near to £90m. The complex – Parklands includes a public library, leisure centre and other council facilities – cost only £22m to build. … [Read more...] about Are England’s academies becoming a cash cow for business?
Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth — Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic) … [Read more...] about Chris Cornell posthumously wins Grammy for Best Recording Package
Wolfe: Fire In My Mouth — Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic) … [Read more...] about Tess Holliday is strawberry sweet in chiffon gown as she arrives for the Grammy Awards