Greenbank High or Tarleton High could take over Stanley High


Greenbank High or Tarleton High could take over Stanley High

After their recent disappointing OFSTED Stanley will now become a forced Academy. The Regional Schools Commissioner has decided that the school as it is at present isn’t good enough and that another school will be imposed as a sponsor and will in effect take over the running of Stanley High. This will of course cast doubt on the position of the current Headteacher and the Governing Body. understands that the two names in the frame to act as sponsors are Greenbank High And Tarleton High. Coincidentally just before the summer break Greenbank were in the process of consulting in  becoming a Multi Academy Trust, so this would seem to be fortunate should they be the school chosen. The Chair of Governors in a letter to parents has described it as “exciting times”  but in effect  it means that Stanley High will lose its independence and be run as part of a group. And if Tarleton were successful, by a school not even in the same Local Authority

This is seen as a blow to the Education Department at Sefton Cuncil as this would leave only 6 out of 18 Secondary Schools within Sefton that are not Academies. The others have either chosen to convert or have been forced to convert. Understandably parents will be asking is there  the educational expertise within the Education Department to support struggling schools in the future. If Stanley High is anything to go by clearly not.

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