Anne-Marie's statement on Berwick Academy

The Berwick Academy Ofsted Report has caused a great deal of concern for parents, pupils and the wider community. I have been working behind the scenes for a number of weeks with the Regional Schools Commissioner, the Acting Head and the Council to make sure that parents can have trust in the environment that their children are in, and that we have a robust and serious plan of action for the school. Last week, I held an urgent meeting  with the Secretary of State to discuss Berwick Academy and education provision in north Northumberland in detail. I will be continuing to hold discussions with the Council, Government and Regional Schools Commissioner this week so that the Academy has a strong future, which prioritises good governance, a safe and happy school environment and high quality teaching for all our students.  If you have any concerns then please do contact me in complete confidence on