I have this morning spent a couple of hours at Thornaby Academy.
I was impressed with how much it has been transformed. Passionate and dedicated staff leading enthusiastic pupils in a bright and airy building with great facilities. I was particularly pleased to see the standard of equipment - not just IT but all the technology. Lots of great kit for the young people to work with.
The school is making great strides, scoring better with each inspection and it was interesting to hear about numbers of local Thornaby children transferring into the Academy after having started elsewhere, outside the town but finding those other schools offering less.
I am sure that any parents who take time to visit the school will be as impressed as I am.