Friesland features on ITV national news
Friesland recently featured on ITV national news on Thursday 25th September. ITV asked if they could visit the school during Wednesday 24th September. We were delighted to welcome them to the school and they filmed throughout the day. The visit came in response to a report published by OFSTED that week on behaviour and low level disruption in schools.
Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, discussed the report on television throughout the day. He was quoted as saying: “We need to tackle the casual acceptance of this behaviour that persists in too many schools. Classroom teachers must have the support of their senior leaders to tackle these problems. It isn’t rocket science.”
ITV chose to visit Friesland as we were judged as ‘good’ for behaviour during our last full inspection in May 2013. The ITV crew who visited Friesland commented on the positive ethos of the school and the great friendliness of staff and students alike throughout their time in school. They were able to film and interview where they wanted and found behaviour to be a huge strength of the school.
The filming included a ‘live link’ to the school on Thursday lunch-time. The early evening news article can be viewed here.
Peter Monk – Headteacher