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Eskdale: Time for Common Sense

Eskdale: Time for Common Sense A Letter to the Editor from Former Eskdale School Chair of Governors MIKE WARD, appealing for ‘common sense’ at a time when many have lost their heads. This letter has also been sent to all [...]

June 18, 2023 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

What Next for Education in Whitby & District?

What Next for Education in Whitby & District? by MIKE WARD, former Chair of Eskdale School Board of Governors. ~~~~~ After almost 20 years, County Officials may have achieved what they said they would do. Their aim was always to [...]

April 25, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

WSP: Caedmon ‘Incident’

WSP: Caedmon ‘Incident’ – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering an opinion on developments in the days following the public Consultation meeting held at Whitby Pavilion on Wednesday 8th March 2023. ~~~~~ Regular readers may recall my [...]

March 14, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

WSP: Amalgamation Consultations

WSP: Amalgamation Consultations Guest Author MIKE WARD, former Chair of the Eskdale School Board of Governors, writes to share his observations following the Consultation events held at the Whitby Pavilion on Wednesday 8th March 2023. ~~~ Now the first Consultation meetings have [...]

March 11, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

Open Letter: Whitby Secondary Partnership

Open Letter: Whitby Secondary Partnership Ms Christina ZANELLI – Co-Chair Board of Governors: Whitby Secondary Partnership and Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust (YEAT) Ms Su CROSSLAND – Co-Chair Board of Governors: Whitby Secondary Partnership Mr Jamie HENSHAW [...]

February 24, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

ESKDALE: Other Options

ESKDALE: Other Options Guest Author MIKE WARD – former Chair of Governors at Eskdale School – sets the ball rolling in the search for an acceptable solution to the many problems of Whitby’s Secondary School provision. Let the conversation begin [...]

January 27, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

Whitby Schools Amalgamation

Whitby Schools Amalgamation Guest Author MIKE WARD thinks ‘outside the box’ on the proposed amalgamation of Whitby’s secondary school provision. ~~~~~ The current proposal to close Eskdale cannot benefit any 11–16-year-old, whether currently at Caedmon or at Eskdale. Undoubtedly it would significantly [...]

January 13, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

“Eskdale Forever!”

The following Letter to the Editor from a pupil’s mother, MARIA CARSON, herself a former Eskdale School pupil, gives voice to the prevailing view of Eskdale parents and pupils. No doubt others will wish to have their say. It arrived [...]

January 9, 2023 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

Eskdale School: Here We Go Again!

Eskdale School: Here We Go Again! Guest Author MIKE WARD, former Chair of the Eskdale School Board of Governors (and a key figure in the successful 2016 campaign that forced North Yorkshire County Council’s Head of Children & Young People’s [...]

January 6, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

Whitby Secondary Partnership U-Turn

Whitby Secondary Partnership U-Turn an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, commenting on the fall-out from last week’s Letter to the Editor, “Whitby Secondary Partnership (£100K)”, by W. SMITH. ~~~~~ Having had some involvement in the campaign to resist [...]

December 8, 2020 North Yorkshire County Council