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The Whitby Secondary Partnership

The Whitby Secondary Partnership An opinion piece by Guest Author MIKE WARD, former Chair of Eskdale School Board of Governors and SBC Councillor, commenting on what many are calling the ‘stitch-up merger’ of Caedmon College Whitby and Eskdale School – [...]

December 22, 2018 North Yorkshire County Council

The Whitby Secondary School Saga

The Whitby Secondary School Saga The Enquirer’s education and governance contributor MIKE WARD comments on the crossroads reached in Whitby education with the departure of the town’s two secondary school Headteachers – Keith PRYTHERCH and Sue WHELAN – concurrent with [...]

January 17, 2018 North Yorkshire County Council

“Eskdale and a Wry Smile”

A Letter to the Editor from Scarborough Borough Councillor Rob BARNETT [Lab.], celebrating the widely-acclaimed OfSTED ‘verdict’ on Eskdale School  – ‘GOOD’. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, Eskdale and a Wry Smile The town knew, the students knew, the parents knew, and [...]

December 17, 2017 Letters

Eskdale: “The Safest Secondary School in Whitby”

Eskdale: “The Safest Secondary School in Whitby” The OfSTED Report on the 8th/9th November 2017 Inspection (by two HMIs and two supporting OfSTED Inspectors) of Whitby’s Eskdale School has been published – in every category ‘GOOD‘. An analysis will published [...]

December 8, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council

The Hidden Agenda – a Closing Chapter?

The Hidden Agenda – a Closing Chapter? by Guest Author MIKE WARD. ~~~~~ Are we are entering the closing chapter in Whitby’s secondary schools’ long-running saga? Do County Officials really care about the future of education in our Town? We [...]

May 9, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council

No Hidden Agenda?! – Part 3

Guest Author Mike Ward follows up on his recent articles. ~~~~~ No Hidden Agenda?! – Part 3 It has long been said that there is a right way, a wrong way and the Whitby way. However, educational issues, with the [...]

March 26, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council

Whitby Schools PR Wars

Whitby Schools PR Wars Mystery surrounds a brace of mutually contradictory social media postings concerning the future of Eskdale School in Whitby. On Friday 24th March 2017. Mr Keith PRYTHERCH, Headteacher at Caedmon College Whitby, posted the following Tweet: Setting [...]

March 25, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council
A Hidden Agenda For Our Schools?!

A Hidden Agenda For Our Schools?!

Guest Author Mike Ward, former Chair of Governors at Eskdale School, Whitby, shares his observations on a recent incredible OfSTED Report ~~~~~ A Hidden Agenda For Our Schools?! Is there still a hidden agenda behind what is happening in education [...]

March 16, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council

Caedmon/Eskdale Amalgamation: Business As Usual

Caedmon/Eskdale Amalgamation: Business As Usual an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on the most unpopular NYCC proposal for years. ~~~~~ Much has been made of Secretary of State Nicky MORGAN, Department for Education, having peformed the [...]

May 11, 2016 North Yorkshire County Council

“Only One Problem?”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the eighty-third in a continuing series of so-called  “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and beyond. Readers are [...]

April 26, 2016 Photoons