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Sponsor Found To Help Special Measures School

Thursday March 20 2014

Carlton Community College Carlton Community College

A NEW sponsor has been found to help turn around Carlton Community College after the government blocked its takeover by the Academies Enterprise Trust.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust has been announced as the preferred sponsor to take over the school which is in special measures, Ofsted's worst category of failing schools.

Six-figure legal bills had been run up by the council amid a dispute about whether AET - the biggest chain of academies in the country - could take over the school.

The government refused to sign off that takeover due to concerns AET could be over-stretched.

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Reply Posted by JR on Thursday March 20 2014 at 17:15
I AM SURE the headteacher will have good ideas to get them out of special measures. Sharon bell got foulstone out of special measures so I am positive Carlton will be out of it soon.

Reply Posted by concerned parent on Friday March 21 2014 at 09:41
Lets hope they tackle the serious lack of communication between staff members. As a parent of a son at Carlton with Aspergers they will never know how much grief they have caused me.

Reply Posted by Tt on Saturday March 22 2014 at 19:31
One person will not make a blind bit of difference to the school, super head or not, culture in Barnsley needs a massive overhaul. Too many parents living off tax payers money happy to smoke their cheap fags and drink cheap booze. Kids will only follow suit I'm afraid. No aspirations, no motivation, no drive, no discipline.

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday March 22 2014 at 19:41
Sad to say there's some truth in that Tj.

Reply Posted by Steve32fdc on Saturday March 22 2014 at 21:45
So Tj. Do we give up on our young people because we presume they will be as apathetic as their parents? Or do we help in "the massive overhaul"? Do we encourage them to go to school, give them aspiration, motivate them to do well, encourage them to be ambitious and successful, or is that the role of someone else? Teachers perhaps? Lead by a strong leader who believes in these things. One person can make a difference, a leader can make a difference.

Reply Posted by amy on Saturday March 22 2014 at 23:40
My sisters at that school and I dont appreciate her being labeled ass having no aspirations! Thats appalling to label the students of that school in that way!!!! Maybe if the school kept teachers we wouldnt have this problem, 7 psycology teachers... now thays an issue! My sister and her friemds care about what grades they will receive and want to achieve to the best of thier ability! I went to Edward sheeroen walked out with an equivalent of 15 gcse all a - c and because im from athersley north that shpuld be spme kind of shock??? Stop stereotyping and labelling kids you obviously havent a clue about!!!

Reply Posted by anon on Saturday March 22 2014 at 23:45
Sadly Amy,none of your GCSE,s were in English eh?

Reply Posted by amy on Monday March 24 2014 at 17:01
Actually I got english lit and english language... grow up!

Reply Posted by anon on Monday March 24 2014 at 18:42
You'd never know it reading your first post. Haha! 4\10 for effort.