Changes promised as academy trust takes over Mablethorpe Primary School

Mablethorpe Primary School.
Mablethorpe Primary School.

THE new trust in charge of Mablethorpe Primary School has vowed to ‘make changes where improvements are needed’ to bring results back up to standard.

The Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust will take over running of the school from September 1 after an academy bid was given the go ahead.

The school was deemed ‘inadequate’ by an Ofsted report in September 2011, though an updated inspection in April said that progress was being made.

But now the Nottingham-based trust have added the school to their existing academies which include The Skegness Academy, and from September The Ingoldmells Academy and infant and junior academies in Skegness.

Pupils at the Mablethorpe Primary Academy will sport a brand new purple uniform for the new term.

Trust chief executive Barry Day, said improvements would be made.

“We have our own procedures for standards, and a track record of making improvements.

“We will be putting our own targets in place, including attendance which we will monitor carefully.

“We have to wait and see what the key stage two results are but we will be making changes where improvements are needed.

“There will be a lot of working together between the academies on the east coast, and that’s very powerful. It’s fair to say Mablethorpe had felt isolated.”

He continued: “More staff will be working directly with the pupils, senior staff won’t have to worry about things like finance as that will be done by us.

“Overall we’re delighted to have Mablethorpe Primary School on board.

“We have a lot of faith in the current head Catherine Teale and she will remain as head, she’s done a really good job so far.”

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