Fearns parents hit back at school critics
PARENTS of Fearns Community Sports College pupils have offered reassurance that children can thrive at the school, despite ongoing concerns over its performance.
Stephanie Hunt, 50, is part of the Fearns Parent Support Group which helps current, past and future students. She said both her children had blossomed and the school was ‘stepping things up from month to month’.
She said: “I have a son Jamie who is thriving at Fearns and my daughter Abbie, who is now 19, found a perfect environment that later enabled her to go to university. Abbie transferred to Fearns from another Rossendale high school in year 10. At the other school she was predicted to fail, but Fearns was the right place.
“She passed her GCSEs and is now studying Law at university. I’d encourage parents to visit the school. Their child will get the support they need.”
Sarah Healey, 46, from Weir, has two sons at Fearns, Austin in Year 10 and Oscar in Year 8.
She said: “When I got the letter that my eldest had been allocated Fearns I was gutted, I cried.
“However, my experience with both my lads couldn’t have been more different from that negative outlook.
“There’s not been a problem. I think the fact the school has smaller class sizes has helped them. The school is improving and I can assure people it’s a positive place for children to be educated.”
She added: “Recently the students have been involved in changing perceptions by helping choose the new school uniform and PE kit.”