Academy move for failing sussex schools?

Seven primary schools in West Sussex achieved perfect marks for their Key Stage Two tests.

The figure matches last year’s achievement for kids sitting maths and English tests.

Aldingbourne Primary in Chichester, All Saints C of E in Horsham, Ashurst C of E in Steyning, Boxgrove C of E, Lavant C of E near Chichester, Fittleworth C of E and St Mary’s C of E in Horsham all saw 100% of pupils reaching Level 4, the Government’s national standard.

But one primary school, Broadfield East Junior School, saw only 47% gaining Level 4.

East Sussex saw an improvement in their results too, with 77% of pupils reaching the mark in English and maths compared to 72% in 2011.

Eight schools saw 100% of pupils reach Level 4, the same as last year.

But one school failed to get half of pupils to reach the benchmark.

Marshlands Primary School in Hailsham saw only 43% of pupils get Level 4, making it the worst in the county.

Blackboys C of E in Uckfield, Danehill C of E near Haywards Heath, Groombridge St Thomas’s C of E, Punnetts Town Community in Heathfield, St Mary’s C of E in Uckfield, High Hurstwood C of E, St Philip’s Catholic in Uckfield and Staplecross Methodist in Robertsbridge all had every pupil meet Level 4.

'Underperforming'

The news comes as East Sussex was criticised by education secretary Michael Gove, who had called the council a “barrier” to improvement.

In a letter to East Sussex MPs, Mr Gove delivered a withering assessment of the county’s primary schools, saying “too many schools continue to underperform.”

He had threatened to turn all of those failing in their Ofsted inspections to be turned into academies.

It is yet to be seen if these current exam results will help appease the minister or dissuade him from bringing in academies.

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3:37pm Thu 13 Dec 12

sbiscorrupt says...

Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted?

One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent?
Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted? One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent? sbiscorrupt

3:39pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

sbiscorrupt wrote:
Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted?

One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent?
There is no policy of closing comments on articles discussing academies.
[quote][p][bold]sbiscorrupt[/bold] wrote: Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted? One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent?[/p][/quote]There is no policy of closing comments on articles discussing academies. Sarah Booker Lewis

7:37pm Thu 13 Dec 12

thucydides says...

Perhaps the school at Falmer should be made into an academy to improve its performance - oh, it already is.........
Perhaps the school at Falmer should be made into an academy to improve its performance - oh, it already is......... thucydides

7:58pm Thu 13 Dec 12

sbiscorrupt says...

Sarah Booker Lewis wrote:
sbiscorrupt wrote:
Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted?

One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent?
There is no policy of closing comments on articles discussing academies.
A quick search of the argus website using the search word 'academy' shows otherwise!
[quote][p][bold]Sarah Booker Lewis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sbiscorrupt[/bold] wrote: Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted? One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent?[/p][/quote]There is no policy of closing comments on articles discussing academies.[/p][/quote]A quick search of the argus website using the search word 'academy' shows otherwise! sbiscorrupt

10:25am Fri 14 Dec 12

Sarah Booker Lewis says...

sbiscorrupt wrote:
Sarah Booker Lewis wrote:
sbiscorrupt wrote:
Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted?

One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent?
There is no policy of closing comments on articles discussing academies.
A quick search of the argus website using the search word 'academy' shows otherwise!
It may be you're looking at stories that are more than 30 days old. However, if you would like to email me links where you believe comments were closed then I will confirm whether it is a time issue (likely) or if closed for other reasons (unlikely as I've never done it).
sarah.booker@theargu
s.co.uk
[quote][p][bold]sbiscorrupt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sarah Booker Lewis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sbiscorrupt[/bold] wrote: Is it a coincidence that nearly every article regarding anything to do with academies has "Comments are closed on this article" as soon as any anti academy messages are posted? One can understand the tories wishing to push the privatisation of our schools so that they and their dodgy mates can make a bundle, but why does the argus appear to be snuggling up to them as well by surpressing any dissent?[/p][/quote]There is no policy of closing comments on articles discussing academies.[/p][/quote]A quick search of the argus website using the search word 'academy' shows otherwise![/p][/quote]It may be you're looking at stories that are more than 30 days old. However, if you would like to email me links where you believe comments were closed then I will confirm whether it is a time issue (likely) or if closed for other reasons (unlikely as I've never done it). sarah.booker@theargu s.co.uk Sarah Booker Lewis

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