Academy To Shed 20 Jobs – Wednesfield High

I have recently been informed that a Wednesfield Academy is to shed 20 jobs. Here is my view on this issue –Wednesfield High “I am sure that the school – its whole staff and its pupils, will be very much saddened by these revelations.

I know that the initial shock announcement by Ofsted, that Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy was ‘inadequate’, caused much concern right across Wednesfield, including amongst parents here in Wednesfield North.

This new announcement by the University about Wednesfield High Academy will also create its own ‘concerns’, and I would imagine that the consultation with the Academy staff will not be without its own sadness. Hopefully the requirements of matching financial resources with teaching, will be undertaken by the Head and Governors with sensitivity, and without the requirement for compulsory redundancy.

My wish is for the school to quickly get back to developing education excellence, so that Wednesfield High pupils, can achieve the highest educational chance a civilised society can provide.

You only get one chance in this life at secondary education, and the focus therefore has to be on the pupils, and their path to achievement.”

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more