Chris Richardson at Furtherwick couldn't take much more and jumped before he was pushed. Wendy Missons the new Head has employed an even tougher zero tolerance policy. Something that should've been brought in a long time ago.
She's really attempting to turn the school around, bringing in stricter uniform regulations and she's even ditching the 'Ram' school badge moving more in favour of a Cornelius 'Initials' style badge...Sad!!
Things are going so bad with these teacher shortages, though I had nine different Science teachers in one year and for the past 3 years no less than 13 teachers have left EACH year! 15 left when I went from year 9 to 10, (that's 3rd to 4th for the 'old school!) including two Heads of Departments, one Senior teacher, 5 Science teachers, 3 Maths teachers and three English teachers plus a couple of others. That was the year I started my GCSEs and I couldn't have taken them at a more difficult time.
I was predicted 8 A*-C now I'm not blaming the school or teachers entirely, but having substitutes and a lapse in policy I would say cost me two C grades, (German & ICT).
So I only left there with 5 Cs, 2 Es, an F and a G!!!
But still 5 Cs were enough to get me into SEEC and do the subjects I want so I can't complain that much...
Matt CIFC <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />