Councillors have welcomed an application for almost 1,000 homes and urged the developer to pay for improvements to Newark’s roads.
Puzzled by school inspection ruling
The report on the Ofsted inspection at Lowe’s Wong Junior School, Southwell, left me puzzled, then angry (Successful School Told To Improve, Advertiser, April 3).
After a lifetime’s career in teaching in a variety of schools, both primary and secondary, I have been a volunteer at Lowe’s Wong for the past 18 months.
So it does not surprise me to know that, as was reported, it is “one of the best performing schools in the Advertiser area for its ten and 11- year-olds” as this is the very level I have been helping with.
For the inspectors to come in for a brief visit and decree the school needs to “improve its standard” when 90% of the children are already achieving level four or above in the Sats, is flabbergasting.
EWARK Patriotic Fund is warning that a generation of soldiers returning from the frontline face long-term mental health issues resulting from their experiences. The Advertiser today highlights two cases — likely to be the tip of the iceberg — where post traumatic stress disorder has had a major impact.
Sergeant Robert Jackson, of the Grenadier Guards, is having to leave the career he always wanted because of his condition.
Former Territorial Army nurse Phil Bond said the condition had changed his personality and put huge strain on his family and working life.
With combat operations coming to an end for British forces in Afghanistan some may assume that the need to support organisations like the patriotic fund and Help for Heroes will recede.