Head teacher defends Worthing High School academy plans

There was a third strike held at the school this week
There was a third strike held at the school this week

The head teacher of Worthing High School has defended its plans to become an academy, amid the third in a series of strikes protesting at the plans.

Carolyn Dickinson explained the decision taken by the school’s governors this summer was based around ensuring its future financial stability for its students – which she believed would not be assured if it did not press ahead with the scheme as planned from next month.

For the third time this autumn, protesting teachers and staff were joined on Tuesday morning by parents and members of two unions, the NUT and NASUWT – though picket-lines appeared reduced from previous strikes.

For the full story and an exclusive interview with Carolyn Dickinson, read the Worthing Herald, out today, Thursday, November 15.