Defiant Deanes holding an open day for parents

Defiant Deanes holding an open day for parents

Defiant Deanes holding an open day for parents

First published in Education

PROSPECTIVE secondary school pupils are being urged to go along to an open day at the Deanes School with staff keen to remind families it is still in business.

Despite the Thundersley school being threatened with closure, its staff remain determined to keep it running and are holding the open day tonight for youngsters to see what it is like for themselves.

Visitors will be able to quiz teachers and current pupils on what to expect at the school, take a tour of the building and see demonstrations and performances as well as find out more about what subjects they offer.

Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions or concerns about Essex County Council’s consultation process.

The event will take place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the school, in Daws Heath Road.

For more information, visit www.deanesschool.co.uk

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2:53pm Tue 24 Sep 13

rayleigh123 says...

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Don't want to be rude but when i took my daughter to the Deanes year 7 evening last year i was amazed just how the school had gone down.

The head teacher is only a shadow of the original head Paul Beashel, i also understand that there was a migration of good teachers when Beashel went.

I really hope they managed to survive the potential closure




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.. Don't want to be rude but when i took my daughter to the Deanes year 7 evening last year i was amazed just how the school had gone down. The head teacher is only a shadow of the original head Paul Beashel, i also understand that there was a migration of good teachers when Beashel went. I really hope they managed to survive the potential closure . rayleigh123
  • Score: -20

3:13pm Tue 24 Sep 13

disambiguation says...

Tis why they need to close and demolish it....
Tis why they need to close and demolish it.... disambiguation
  • Score: -19

4:03pm Tue 24 Sep 13

Mattster says...

Crazy to even be considering closing any School in the South East as they will be needed with the countless huge developments going up everywhere.
Crazy to even be considering closing any School in the South East as they will be needed with the countless huge developments going up everywhere. Mattster
  • Score: 15

4:16pm Tue 24 Sep 13

Tracey Ann Edwards says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
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Don't want to be rude but when i took my daughter to the Deanes year 7 evening last year i was amazed just how the school had gone down.

The head teacher is only a shadow of the original head Paul Beashel, i also understand that there was a migration of good teachers when Beashel went.

I really hope they managed to survive the potential closure




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If I can clarify this for you and those who are not aware. Essex County Council have not released any funds to The Deanes for decoration or refurbishment as they were promised a new build and would not be worth refurbishing a school which they intend to rebuild . Essex County Council then asked the school to whittle down the numbers of the pupils in order to comply with their terms for the new build. NOW Essex County Council are blaming the falling numbers and the condition of the building as a factor for closure.

Constructive Closure being orchestrated my Cllr Ray Gooding and Dr Tim Coulson...

Nothing to do with the abilities of the current head Jan Atkinson was intending to amalgamate a special needs school and a mainstream school running in harmony with each other. A ground breaking idea and a flagship school.

If you could join the Save The Deanes facebook page and familiarise yourself with the background of what ECC have orchestrated with its constructive closure , I believe all the negative comments would be different.

https://www.facebook
.com/groups/savesthe
deanes/
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: .. Don't want to be rude but when i took my daughter to the Deanes year 7 evening last year i was amazed just how the school had gone down. The head teacher is only a shadow of the original head Paul Beashel, i also understand that there was a migration of good teachers when Beashel went. I really hope they managed to survive the potential closure .[/p][/quote]If I can clarify this for you and those who are not aware. Essex County Council have not released any funds to The Deanes for decoration or refurbishment as they were promised a new build and would not be worth refurbishing a school which they intend to rebuild . Essex County Council then asked the school to whittle down the numbers of the pupils in order to comply with their terms for the new build. NOW Essex County Council are blaming the falling numbers and the condition of the building as a factor for closure. Constructive Closure being orchestrated my Cllr Ray Gooding and Dr Tim Coulson... Nothing to do with the abilities of the current head Jan Atkinson was intending to amalgamate a special needs school and a mainstream school running in harmony with each other. A ground breaking idea and a flagship school. If you could join the Save The Deanes facebook page and familiarise yourself with the background of what ECC have orchestrated with its constructive closure , I believe all the negative comments would be different. https://www.facebook .com/groups/savesthe deanes/ Tracey Ann Edwards
  • Score: 24

5:12pm Tue 24 Sep 13

saveDeanesschool says...

disambiguation wrote:
Tis why they need to close and demolish it....
Super stuff!
Lots of interest I've seen and heard about the open evening on Wednesday...just goes to show how important the school is for the community and the future sporting generation!
[quote][p][bold]disambiguation[/bold] wrote: Tis why they need to close and demolish it....[/p][/quote]Super stuff! Lots of interest I've seen and heard about the open evening on Wednesday...just goes to show how important the school is for the community and the future sporting generation! saveDeanesschool
  • Score: 5

5:27pm Tue 24 Sep 13

SaveDeanes says...

The open evening is on Wednesday. The school is great and could be even better with a new building and joining with The Glenwood school. It would be ground breaking. As the saying goes 'Never judge a book by its cover'. It doesn't cherry pick students like other schools, Who have entrance exams. It takes on every child and strives to help them to achieve their goals.
With a shortage of places at secondary schools and a rising population, It would be nothing short of madness to close a good school with outstanding features (as judged by ofsted)
The open evening is on Wednesday. The school is great and could be even better with a new building and joining with The Glenwood school. It would be ground breaking. As the saying goes 'Never judge a book by its cover'. It doesn't cherry pick students like other schools, Who have entrance exams. It takes on every child and strives to help them to achieve their goals. With a shortage of places at secondary schools and a rising population, It would be nothing short of madness to close a good school with outstanding features (as judged by ofsted) SaveDeanes
  • Score: 9

6:51pm Tue 24 Sep 13

Dazel00 says...

When we went to the open evening last year, we thought it was one of the best of the 4 non selective schools that we looked at. We were impressed with how enthusiastic, the children were toward the school, and the relationship between teachers and children. We felt that they would see our child as an individual (not always possible in the bigger schools).We believe that they will provide our child with a well rounded, high standard of education. Since the threat of closure we have witnessed the ongoing dedication from the staff to the school and it's children. I have heard the head teacher speak passionately about the school and its aspirations. This is my first experience of the school so cannot comment on previous teachers. Why would I want to? My job as a parent is to judge what the school can offer my child now and in the future, not what the school used to be. Yes the school is looking tired, its has been neglected by the powers that be. Yet beneath all of that, the heart of this school beats strong. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the school. It comes down to parental choice, not all schools are right for all children. You will only know if this school is right for your child if you visit it and judge for your self.
When we went to the open evening last year, we thought it was one of the best of the 4 non selective schools that we looked at. We were impressed with how enthusiastic, the children were toward the school, and the relationship between teachers and children. We felt that they would see our child as an individual (not always possible in the bigger schools).We believe that they will provide our child with a well rounded, high standard of education. Since the threat of closure we have witnessed the ongoing dedication from the staff to the school and it's children. I have heard the head teacher speak passionately about the school and its aspirations. This is my first experience of the school so cannot comment on previous teachers. Why would I want to? My job as a parent is to judge what the school can offer my child now and in the future, not what the school used to be. Yes the school is looking tired, its has been neglected by the powers that be. Yet beneath all of that, the heart of this school beats strong. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the school. It comes down to parental choice, not all schools are right for all children. You will only know if this school is right for your child if you visit it and judge for your self. Dazel00
  • Score: 10

9:51pm Tue 24 Sep 13

disambiguation says...

Dazel00 wrote:
When we went to the open evening last year, we thought it was one of the best of the 4 non selective schools that we looked at. We were impressed with how enthusiastic, the children were toward the school, and the relationship between teachers and children. We felt that they would see our child as an individual (not always possible in the bigger schools).We believe that they will provide our child with a well rounded, high standard of education. Since the threat of closure we have witnessed the ongoing dedication from the staff to the school and it's children. I have heard the head teacher speak passionately about the school and its aspirations. This is my first experience of the school so cannot comment on previous teachers. Why would I want to? My job as a parent is to judge what the school can offer my child now and in the future, not what the school used to be. Yes the school is looking tired, its has been neglected by the powers that be. Yet beneath all of that, the heart of this school beats strong. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the school. It comes down to parental choice, not all schools are right for all children. You will only know if this school is right for your child if you visit it and judge for your self.
Poppycock
[quote][p][bold]Dazel00[/bold] wrote: When we went to the open evening last year, we thought it was one of the best of the 4 non selective schools that we looked at. We were impressed with how enthusiastic, the children were toward the school, and the relationship between teachers and children. We felt that they would see our child as an individual (not always possible in the bigger schools).We believe that they will provide our child with a well rounded, high standard of education. Since the threat of closure we have witnessed the ongoing dedication from the staff to the school and it's children. I have heard the head teacher speak passionately about the school and its aspirations. This is my first experience of the school so cannot comment on previous teachers. Why would I want to? My job as a parent is to judge what the school can offer my child now and in the future, not what the school used to be. Yes the school is looking tired, its has been neglected by the powers that be. Yet beneath all of that, the heart of this school beats strong. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the school. It comes down to parental choice, not all schools are right for all children. You will only know if this school is right for your child if you visit it and judge for your self.[/p][/quote]Poppycock disambiguation
  • Score: -3

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