The Governors and Mrs Mawdsley were extremely upset by the way Holy Trinity was misrepresented in this week's Southport Midweek Visiter. This is from Mrs Mawdsley's Friday newsletter.
The report in the Midweek Visiter that implies we are a ‘fail list’ school is completely untrue. We are very angry that this sloppy reporting has managed to get itself into a local paper. The reporter has obviously not done any research about academies. If he had he would know there are two types of academy schools. The first is a converter academy which is our status.
Converter academies are successful schools that have chosen to convert to academies in order to benefit from the increased autonomy academy status brings. The second type are ‘sponsored academies’, which are schools that are ‘taken over’ by an outside body because they have been identified as ‘failing’ by Ofsted. As parents know, Ofsted judges us to be a very good school where ‘pupils achieve well and make good progress’. Our most recent church school inspection judges us to be an outstanding church school, stating ‘the outstanding Christian ethos very effectively nourishes and encourages the high standard of children’s development.’ All the schools joining the first wave of the Liverpool Diocese Schools Trust had to be very good schools to be able to be accepted and, as you know, we have recently been granted our academy order as a converter academy by the Department for Education.
The press officer for Liverpool Diocese has contacted the Midweek Visiter demanding a retraction of the report which we hope will appear in next week’s paper. In the meantime please tell everyone who you meet how we have been completely misrepresented! Thank you.