Good News for Hillsview Academy

It gives me great pleasure to announce that, after four years of fighting for the interests of pupils at Hillsview Academy and their families, we have finally succeeded in getting the incompetent and untrustworthy Academies Enterprise Trust removed from the school. It was a really hard battle but definitely worth it. I wish all those at the school a brilliant future and I know Redcar and Cleveland Council will help and support in any way we can. Advertisements Continue reading Good News for Hillsview Academy

50 Years since Kestral for a Knave was published: what has changed?

This is an extract from a very impressive speech by the incoming President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Rachel Dickinson: “It’s also 50 years this year since penguin books first published Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel for a Knave. Barry was born and bred in a small village on the outskirts of Barnsley. His novel crackles with local colour, beauty and some choice northern working-class phrases. At the time, and possibly even still now, the North was thought of as a place filled with dark satanic mills, mines, pits and factories. Hines’ novel describes Barnsley surrounded by beautiful … Continue reading 50 Years since Kestral for a Knave was published: what has changed?

An endorsement from Vicky Parker, Saltburn resident

My family and I have known Craig for many years and have seen what a great job he has done as our local representative, he is always approachable and follows through on his commitments. Craig does not do things for personal glory or status he is a genuine man of good heart who brings knowledge and compassion to every aspect of his life from working to improve children’s services to standing beside constituents and colleagues in difficult times. Craig has shown he is passionate about local community and dedicated to making positive changes for all especially for the most vulnerable … Continue reading An endorsement from Vicky Parker, Saltburn resident