How are concerns being addressed?
As a member of the community not directly involved in Calder High, I have followed the debate in your pages with interest.
Calder High was for long a jewel in our community and ensuring that it continues to perform well and creates the right environment for learning and development of our children should be the concern of us all.
I have been struck that despite many weeks of letters from concerned parents following the critical Ofsted report, and despite leadership having been an identified area of weakness, the school has not put forward their views or explained how they are addressing these concerns.
It has been gratifying to see in your pages the fine achievements of some students but it would be even more reassuring to know what steps the school leadership is taking to ensure that excellence is not just confined to the few.
Presumably the school does have a strategy to address the Ofsted leadership concerns but it does not seem to have emerged beyond the Governing body.
This makes it difficult for parent groups or other concerned members of the community to engage in the issues.
I think it is time for parents and others who want to have a school we can be proud of to raise their concerns with our local councillors. They are the people who can take on the issues in a strategic way. I hope that Councillor Battye and Councillor Young will start to get get some calls.
Roger Moore, Mytholmroyd.
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