Get Bright Tribe out of Whitehaven Academy

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The Whitehaven Academy was taken over by Bright Tribe in 2014 with the promise of rapid improvement.  Not only have the educational outcomes for children at the school deteriorated, the conditions in which staff have to teach and children have to learn are becoming increasingly unsafe.

With a matter of weeks until exams, parents were informed on Monday 24th April 2018 that:

“It was discovered during a routine asbestos survey that there had been a disturbance to building materials containing asbestos, a material found in most UK schools. Swift and effective remedial action was taken. An investigation is currently being carried out by the Trust.”

The asbestos management plans produced a number of years apart are contradictory and despite asking the Bright Tribe Trust for answers, we are being  told repeatedly that this information won’t be released until a full investigation has been undertaken.  This means that currently, we don’t know if our children and the staff have been in the areas where asbestos has been disturbed

This already dreadful situation has to end now, and we ask that you please sign our petition and support us for:

·         The immediate removal of the Bright Tribe Trust and an emergency Interim Board to be put in place

·         Immediate emergency accommodation on the school site in order that pupils can continue the education they are entitled to

·         Immediate funding be granted for a new building

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