Haltwhistle school bids for academy status
Last updated at 09:52, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
ONE of Tynedale’s leading schools is poised to break out of county council control by as early as April.
Parents with children at Haltwhistle Community Campus are being consulted on the possibility of the school converting to an academy.
This would mean the school would be funded directly by the Department for Education, rather than being under the control of Northumberland County Council. It would be the first school in Tynedale to go down the academy route, and only the ninth in the entire county.
**See the Hexham Courant for full details
First published at 14:08, Friday, 18 January 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.