southport, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Vouchers, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt 07530 315 478 southport@qnews.co.uk or Form
Please also follow us on our live Twitter Feed
  1. Published on: 21/12/2011 03:09 PMReported by: onthespot


    At the end of an Ofsted Inspection last week Birkdale Academy, whos motto is "Only the Best will do" were deemed to be "Inadequate with Special Measures" This must come as a huge blow to the Headteacher Gary Loveridge and to the Governing Body just 4 months into their Academy status. Three years ago the school was a "good school with outstanding features"

    The inspection should be available to the parents 10 working days after the Inspection and 15 working days on the Ofsted website.

    Below is a link to a presentation given to people by the school to persuade them to accept Academy status. It all seems so very long ago now.

    http://modgov.sefton.gov.uk/moderngo...%20-Pupils.pdf

    Onthespot - your online reporter

    Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email ots@*******.co.uk

    Submit News to Us

    Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt 07530 315 478 southport@qnews.co.uk or Form




  2. Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt 07530 315 478 southport@qnews.co.uk or Form

    Your Comments:


  3. Disturbed says:21/12/2011 03:18 PM
    How very sad. It does ask a question about Academy status; had the LA been involved would this have happened?

    However, you have to question the ethics of an Ofsted inspection that takes place on the last week of any term ,let alone Christmas. The kids must have been hyper! Feel really sorry for the general staff there. Teachers work extremely hard.

  4. local says:21/12/2011 03:21 PM
    What a shame for the pupils who have only one chance of a good education;
    of little consequence it needed a good clean when I went round but that may be a clue to the lowering of standards.

  5. toffee man says:21/12/2011 03:51 PM
    Sack the Head and the Governors I say. They have demonstrated that they arent fit to run a school if this is the case.

    All we have heard from them is the fact that Academy status was going to be all sweetness and light. Well the parents have been sold a pup.

    Wouldnt surprise me now if you had some Private Company vulture circling looking to pick up the scraps from this rushed debacle.

    By the way theres a little porkie on their slide show. They dont "own" the land. Its leased. Naughty.

  6. Fistral says:21/12/2011 03:54 PM
    Sack the head only gone downhill since Barker left

  7. digitaljedi says:21/12/2011 04:47 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Fistral View Post
    Sack the head only gone downhill since Barker left
    Agreed! - And I left the school two years ago!

  8. Cooperman1969 says:21/12/2011 04:50 PM
    If the presentation is the standard that they are teaching now no wonder they are in trouble, All those IT teachers and it looks like it was thrown together by Dick and Dom!!

  9. digitaljedi says:21/12/2011 04:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman1969 View Post
    If the presentation is the standard that they are teaching now no wonder they are in trouble, All those IT teachers and it looks like it was thrown together by Dick and Dom!!
    Well I don't even think they would of had to ask a Teacher to create a professional looking Presentation. - As most of the pupils would of been able to throw something together blindfolded!

    But over all I feel the school has let its strong discipline routines drop. - I have a younger brother who attends the school,and he agrees that the standards have dropped. - Students are able to get away with much more than anybody would of when I was there.

  10. chirpy cockney says:21/12/2011 05:02 PM
    What was the exact date of the inspection?

    Did it finish on Friday?

  11. inabox86 says:21/12/2011 05:06 PM
    I remember the days of mr miles twisy ect proper old school teachers

  12. Fistral says:21/12/2011 05:29 PM
    That pps is awful beyond belief looks like chimp from the zoo has done it the pictures are absoutly nothing to do with the presentation

  13. iconoclast says:21/12/2011 05:35 PM
    How on earth can a school with outstanding results in certain departments, namely English and mathematics, be placed in Special Measures????? If this is true then the Head and Chair of Governors MUST use this website because they are the two people who are totally accountable for such a debacle. I reserve judgement until I see it officially, because IF this is true then the words 'truly incompetent' come to mind!! http://www.writeexpress.com/resignation.htm

  14. Birkdale Blue says:21/12/2011 05:50 PM
    I am deeply concerned that the good name of Birkdale might be besmirched throughout the land as a result of this apparent fall from grace. I worry, too, for the reputation of the former Birkdale High School for Girls, which has also gone down the track of 'lucre before livre'.

  15. spidercrab says:21/12/2011 07:16 PM
    It will be interesting to see how the school reacts
    Last edited by spidercrab; 21/12/2011 at 09:12 PM.

  16. silver fox says:21/12/2011 08:42 PM
    What a resounding success for the new academy system as decreed by the chinless wonder Michael Gove.

    Amazing that the fears of those opposed to this scheme are seeing their fears realised so quickly, the school should be lose its academy status and be returned to LA control now, the education of children is more important than the plans of deluded MPs and ego driven head teachers and governors.

Custom Search

You are in: UK / North West / Southport
Find any Town in the UK, or Use UK map
Local Google MAP for Southport
Tide Predictions from NTSLF.ORG


Supporting Local Business
Supporting Local Business
Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal

User Control Panel

Not a Member? Sign Up!

Login or Register



RECRUITING: 01704 500695

The Best Of Local Business

Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal



Jobs from Indeed


UK, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Vouchers, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
southport  southport News  southport Journalist Jobs  southport Reporter Jobs  southport Writing Jobs  southport Freelance Writer  southport Self Employed Jobs  southport Franchise Business  southport Franchise Opportunities  southport Insolvency  southport Insolvency Service  southport Insolvency Services  southport Liquidation Service  southport Business Recovery  southport Insolvency Practitioner  southport Bankruptcy Service  southport Winding Up Petition  southport Business Finance  southport Business Recovery  southport Voluntary Arrangement  southport Individual Voluntary Arrangement  southport IVA  southport Debt Advice  southport Debt Management  southport Company Administration  southport Administration  southport Corporate Recovery  southport Corporate Voluntary Arrangement  southport CVA  southport Corporate Insolvency  southport Corporate Liquidation  southport Members Voluntary Liquidation  southport MVL  southport Partnership Voluntary Arrangement  southport PVA  southport Tax Demand  southport Invoice Finance  southport Bridging Finance  southport Firewood  southport Fire Wood  southport Kiln Dried Hardwood  southport Logs  southport Firewood Logs  southport Seasoned Logs  southport Hardwood Logs  southport Firewood Suppliers  southport Firewood Log Suppliers  southport Firewood Dumpy Bags  southport Firewood Crates  southport Cheap Firewood  southport Homefire Logs  southport Cheap Firewood Logs  southport Kindle Cones  southport Pizza Oven Logs  southport Horse Training  southport Horse Trainer  southport Horse Whisperer  southport Equine Whisperer  southport Horse Whisperer Victoria Smith  southport Rattan Garden Furniture  southport Rattan Furniture  southport Rattan Sofa  southport Rattan Dining Set  southport Rattan Direct  southport Cheap Rattan Furniture  southport Rattan Corner Sofas  southport Rattan Day Beds  southport Rattan Sun Loungers  southport Rattan Cube Sets  southport Rattan Bistro Sets  southport Chimeneas  southport Firepits  southport Patio Heaters  southport North West Bookkeeping Services  southport Bookkeeping Services  southport Bookkeeper  southport VAT Return  southport Self Assessment  southport Small Business Help  southport Card Payments Processing  southport Credit Card Processing  southport Merchant Services  southport Merchant Account  southport Merchant Payments  southport Card Machines  southport Card Terminals  southport Online Payments  southport Worldpay  southport Bouncy Castles  southport Bouncy Castle Hire  southport Garden Trampolines  southport Prams  southport Pushchairs  southport Strollers  southport Hauck Prams  southport Huack  southport Childrens Trampolines  southport Baby Mobiles  southport Baby Activity Mats  southport Baby Bedroom Furniture  southport Childrens Bedroom Furniture  southport Hand Drying  southport Hand Dryers  southport Electric Hand Dryers  southport Fast Hand Dryers  southport Commercial Hand Dryers  southport Energy Efficient Hand Dryers  southport Hand Dryer Rental  southport Hand Dryer Sales  southport Roller Towels  southport Paper Towels  southport Janitorial Supplies  southport Cleaning Supplies  southport Cleaning Products  southport Jumbo Toilet Rolls  southport Paper Hand Towels  southport Centerfeed Rolls  southport Couch Rolls  southport Xlerator Fast Dryers  southport XlDryer High Speed Dryer  southport Veltia Tri Blade Dryer  southport Airdri Hand Dryers  southport Dyson Air Blade  southport Debt Recovery Services  southport Envirolawn  southport Astroturf  southport Cheap Astroturf  southport Artificial Grass  southport Cheap Artificial Grass  southport Astro Turf  southport Artificial Lawn  southport Fake Grass  southport Fake Lawn  southport Fire Stove Glass  southport Heat Resistant Glass  southport Fire Glass  southport Stove Glass  southport Fire Resistant Glass  southport Replacement Stove Glass  southport Glass For Stoves  southport Sack Holders  southport Electric Fly Killers  southport Outdoor Bins  southport Indoor Bins  southport Recycling Bins  southport Glass Recycling Bins  southport Office Recycling Bins  southport Paper Recycling Bins  southport Outdoor Patio Heaters  southport Grit Bins  southport Solar Panels  southport Solar Panels Cost  southport Solar Heating  southport Solar PV  southport Commercial Solar  southport Photovoltaic  southport Dust Mats  southport Entrance Mats  southport Reception Mats  southport Anti Fatigue Mats  southport Floor Mats  southport Logo Mats  southport Sanitary Disposal  southport Sanitary Bins  southport Sani Bins  southport Lady Bins  southport Feminine Hygiene Units  southport Sanitary Waste Disposal  southport Sanitary Waste  southport Sanitary Units  southport Feminine Units  southport Hygiene Services  southport Sanitary Bin Supplier  southport Sanitary Bin Rental  southport Sanitary Bin Rental Services  southport General Waste  southport Trade Waste  southport Commercial Waste  southport Business Waste  southport Waste Management  southport Waste Collection  southport Shredding  southport Document Shredding  southport Tattoo Waste  southport Sharps Bin  southport Sharps Collection  southport Nursery Waste  southport Nappy Waste  southport Nappy Bin  southport Nappy Disposal  southport Nappy Wheelie Bin  southport Nursing Home Waste  southport Incontinence Waste  southport Offensive Waste  southport Hazardous Waste  southport Pharmaceutical Waste  southport Infection Control  southport Drug Destruction  southport Clinical Waste Disposal  southport Clinical Waste  southport Pest Control  southport Stoves  southport Wood Stoves  southport Home Stoves  southport Cooker Stoves  southport Enamel Stoves  southport Designer Stoves  southport Contemporary Stoves  southport Multi Fuel Stoves  southport Hammocks  southport Garden Hammocks  southport Adult Hammocks  southport Childrens Hammocks  southport Baby Hammocks  southport Accounts Software  southport Sage Software  southport Sage Line 50  southport Sage Line 200  southport Pegasus Accounts  southport Access Accounts  southport Car Servicing  southport MOTg  southport Tyres  southport Car Battery  southport Exhaust 

Supporting Local Business
11 Canning Road, Southport, PR9 7SS
J.Antrobus & Son. Joinery and Building Contractors. Specialists UPVC Windows and Doors, extensions and conservatories.
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 233664
Supporting Local Business
19 St James Street, Southport , PR8 5AE
Southport glass, with over 60 years of experience in the glazing industry, has been established longer than any other glass company in Southport.
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 537474

Supporting Local Business
The Old Church Hall, Rufford Road, Crossens, Southport, PR9 8HT
Electrical Engineers Bathroom & disabled bathroom installations Wet rooms Kitchen installations Commercial & Domestic work
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 227385
Supporting Local Business
Unit 5 Dalweb Industrial Park, Gravel Lane, Near Southport, PR9 8DE
Bespoke Cabinets for Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Home & Offices
WEBSITE     TEL: 231478




Stats: Qlocal over 1.65m unique users in 2014 (google analytics)
How We Use Cookies