Part of a Story the star is running does it make you wonder what the hell is going on inside these academies
i remember when these so called places of excellence where put forward under Labour.We raised our concerns at the time but how do you change LABOURS policies they never listen,they are always right,so people have to suffer the consequences.This is what you get when we cannot wield any influence.Mayhem
Meanwhile, the Salford Star has constantly questioned both the `non-faith’ school’s Christian ethos ("we will end up with a church which is also a school…a school that is also a church…" Steve Chalke, head of Oasis Trust) and the new school building on Salford Quays which is forecast to be half empty when it opens next September (for more details see links below).
"The head teacher blamed everyone else but himself – he said the ones before had overspent and left him to deal with it, that there were too many teachers and not enough pupils" said Year 10 protesters "But the school’s spent money on all these ridiculous things like two whiteboards that cost five grand each and are never used.
"There’s also a radio station that cost around £8,000 that’s not used…There’s Apple laptops that have been there for three years and never been used – they’ve got all this high tech equipment and no teachers!" they added "And now they’re moving to a school that’s three times as big as this one and no pupils to go in it. It’s getting ridiculous."
You could argue that it’s been allowed to get like this, with the school being a law unto itself, because Academies are outside local authority control. However, Salford Council has encouraged the growth of Oasis in the city through its constantly faltering Building School For The Future programme.
The information that the Salford Star has obtained on the disturbances from Oasis pupils cannot be verified because the no-one from the school would comment – which in itself is very strange because the Oasis Academy has major links with Salford’s Media City and prides itself on its media teaching.
However, we have found a job description for the Deputy Principal from March this year which stated that the successful candidate "will have the ability to excite and enthuse students and staff, empowering them to maximise their potential and share our deeply held belief that all students can succeed given the right opportunity and support…"
It seems that when students become `empowered’ they are excluded. And that the school’s `deeply held belief that all students can succeed given the right opportunity and support’ means sacking their teachers half way through GCSEs…
Meanwhile, the result of the teachers’ strike ballot will be known tomorrow…