Brook Community Primary School is in its first full year of Fresh Start. Teachers, other staff, and the kids, are all working hard, and things seem to be getting better.
But is the school getting the support it deserves from the authorities?
Brook submitted its plan for improving attainment (a document vital to getting its funding), but the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) did not even read it for several months! The school year began without desks when suppliers failed to deliver in time for day one.
Brook has reached half term with building work still unfinished and with some