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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

“To Trust Or . . .”

“To Trust Or . . .” Today’s Guest Author is a regular here on the Enquirer – MIKE WARD – former Chair of the Eskdale School Board of Governors. Mike retains a profound commitment to the school. ~~~~~ Suspension of [...]

April 25, 2016 North Yorkshire County Council

Caedmon College Whitby: The Resourceful Principal

Caedmon College Whitby: The Resourceful Principal an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining the veracity of another Caedmon College Whitby FOIA response. ~~~~~ Further to my recent article “Caedmon FOIA Responses: Forked Tongues” (in which I queried the [...]

April 20, 2016 North Yorkshire County Council

Caedmon FOIA Responses: Forked Tongues

Caedmon FOIA Responses: Forked Tongues an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, dissecting the weasel words. ~~~~~ Readers who recall my articles: NYCC: Safeguarding Crisis (23rd March 2016) Safeguarding Shambles In NYCC Schools (1st April 2016) will already be [...]

April 15, 2016 North Yorkshire County Council
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County Council Suspends Eskdale Closure

North Yorkshire County Council has issued the following announcement. Sadly, it is not entirely transparent: County Council suspends decision on Whitby’s schools Published: 13 April 2016 North Yorkshire County Council has decided to suspend further decision-taking on the proposal to [...]

April 13, 2016 North Yorkshire County Council