Academy 'destroying our futures' say pupils

Pupils say issues at their college have change into so unhealthy their “futures are being destroyed”.

Whitehaven Academy in Cumbria, which is now in particular measures, has had six head lecturers for the reason that Vibrant Tribe Belief took it over in 2014.

Lecturers have additionally expressed considerations, and taken strike action, over requirements and the “unsafe” state of the constructing.

Vibrant Tribe stated issues stemmed from a scarcity of funding earlier than it took over and enhancements have been beneath approach.

The scholar physique wrote a letter calling for the removing of Vibrant Tribe.

It stated that “sufficient was sufficient”, and for the reason that belief’s arrival buildings had fallen into disrepair, there have been no up-to-date textual content books for brand spanking new curriculums, and grades had acquired steadily worse.

The letter ended by saying: “We can’t proceed to face and watch our futures being destroyed by a belief that feels that finance is extra essential than future.”

Vibrant Tribe stated in a press release enhancements have been beneath approach and had been recognised in a latest Ofsted inspection, which described it as taking “efficient motion”.

It stated that it was conscious of issues with the constructing, which have been because of beneath funding earlier than it took over, and would use new funding to interchange home windows and enhance drainage and lighting.

An “in depth renovation” of different rooms, together with school rooms, exchange doorways and heaters would happen, and safety on the web site had already been upgraded, it stated.

Revealed at Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:54:58 +0000