Howden School and Technology College has been placed into ‘Special Measures’ by OFSTED following the recent inspection. As an ex-pupil and a parent whose daughter is to start her secondary school education there in September I was shocked to hear this. I have frequent contact with the School both as a Councillor and as a member of the Gilberdyke School Governing Body whose pupils feed into the School.
I recognise the problems, but I am reassured that the measures being put in place by the Local Education Authority will see the rapid improvement, we have seen in other schools who have been in a similar situation, and that Howden School pupils will benefit from this almost immediately.
The Local Education Authority has acted quickly and appointed a new Executive Headteacher and Acting Headteacher, and I have every confidence in the School’s ability to move forward quickly and to move out of special measures within a year.
I look forward to my daughter and her fellow pupils who start the School in September, as well as present pupils, receiving an excellent education as I did all those years ago.