CARISBROOKE AND MEDINA COLLEGES TO BECOME ACADEMIES FROM JULY

Parents have been told that both Carisbrooke College and Medina College will become part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust from next month.

In a letter to parents today (Tuesday), headteacher Matthew Parr-Burman confirmed that the Isle of Wight Education Federation is to disband within the next 2 weeks, with both schools transitioning into academies on Monday 1st July.

It was revealed back in January that, after 12 years, the Federation was to be disbanded to allow each school to focus on improving their Ofsted ratings separately.

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Back in March, it was reported that 4 senior staff members look set to lose their jobs as part of the shake-up, with new headteachers set to be appointed in time for the new academic year in September.

Since July 2020, HISP has run Thornden Secondary School in Chandlers Ford, Tanners Brook Primary School in Southampton and Portswood Primary School in Southampton. It also now runs Highcliffe School in Christchurch and Test Valley School in Stockbridge, as well as Crofton School in Fareham.

Reassurances are given that each school will maintain its unique character, identity, and position within the local community.

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JHVF
JHVF
22 days ago

I’m obviously well out of touch, so we have ‘quangos’ running schools now have we ? What happened to County Education Authorities, Or is this just a case of more Government abdication of responsibilities.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  JHVF
22 days ago

It’s privatisation of our schools. How else can you make money out of them?

Edgar of 9
Edgar of 9
22 days ago

Search on line for the difference between Academies and state run schools and you will find that Academies have lower standards.
Academy sounds grand, but in reality it isn’t, AND they are funded by central government so where is my reduction in council tax as a huge slice of that is put down to education.

fred
fred
Reply to  Edgar of 9
22 days ago

That’s the Tory way, lower standards so people are more stupid and more likely to fall for their lies. Most of the anti vax is coming from badly educated sheep.

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  fred
22 days ago

A school is a school what ever you call them, however, don’t worry, the Marxist government will solve everything …lol.

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Edgar of 9
22 days ago

It’s just a way to pump even more tax payer money in to shareholders pockets

Milk
Milk
22 days ago

Thats a mistake. Has everyone forgotten about Sandown Bay Academy? Not the best run place and then was suddenly dropped by the company out of nowhere….

Pete B
Pete B
22 days ago

If you check your history, labour brought in academies in 2000

 

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