Young people at academy are falling behind - MP
Another generation of pupils at Voyager Academy are going to beat a disadvantage in future employment and education, according to Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson.
Mr Jackson was responding to the GCSE results which showed the figure for pupils achieving A*-C in English and maths at the school run by the Comberton Academy Trust was 23 per cent.
Although this was an improvement on 19 per cent last year, the city MP was still unimpressed with the results from one of the city’ s biggest schools.
He said: “Parents will be pleased the results are slightly better, but to be frank they’re up from a very low base and they’ re still the worst results in the city.
“Regrettably it’s also another cohort of young people who are going to be at a disadvantage in future in either employment or education.
“Comberton Academy Trust and the Regional Schools Commissioner have both been too complacent and presided over failure for too long.”
Voyager, in Mountsteven Avenue, Walton, has been working closely with Thomas Deacon Academy since February, when Ofsted changed its rating from ‘inadequate’ to ‘requires improvement’.
Principal of The Voyager Scott Hudson said: “Over the last 12 months we have made real improvements in the quality of teaching throughout the school, and we have seen a clear rise in standards of behaviour.
“That said, we had hoped to see greater academic progress this year and we will continue to work closely with all our partners to accelerate this progress and improve outcomes for all our young people.”
Stewart Jackson MP