Schools: Nottingham

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:18 am on 12th July 2017.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South 11:18 am, 12th July 2017

One of the things that causes me great concern is the time that it can take to re-broker a school and the difficulties that then creates when a new academy comes into place. That was certainly the experience at Victoria Primary School. It has now been re-brokered, and I am very supportive of the headteacher and the multi-academy trust, but the truth is that for a long time—I discussed this with the previous regional schools commissioner—that school was left without good leadership. That is not good enough. I know that in some cases there is a struggle to find academy chains to take on schools in order for them to make that sort of progress.