Referring to your article, “Entire board of governors resign from school (Free Press, November 7, I feel it may have done further harm to the school, while it tries to pick up the pieces after sad, and unfortunate circumstances.
The school has a lot of local support and has provided a wonderful, safe and caring learning environment for young children.
The problems it was experiencing were in the process of being dealt with. I really feel that headlines such as, “Closure could be a possibility”, are potentially damaging.
A headteacher, which the school previously lacked, has been arranged to start in January, so it would be really nice if you could achieve a balance in your reporting by writing a positive article about efforts to keep the school open. Next week, the teachers will be discussing the possibility of the community helping with a school Christmas decorations day and there are ideas for a community/school Christmas celebration.
Some support from your paper would be very gratefully received.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you for your letter, Jenny, and I appreciate your desire to see the school do well.
I must, however, defend our story, which was a balanced and accurate report of the current problems affecting Monks Eleigh.
The headline “closure could be a possibility” was from a direct quote from the county council.
Having said that, we would be more than happy to report on any good news from the school – as we have always done.