"I'm pleased to confirm that following representations I made to the Education Minister, Nick Gibb, that the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is being replaced in running both Felixstowe Academy and Langer Primary School.
AET were trusted with Felixstowe Academy back in 2011 and unfortunately have just not delivered. In my view, AET responded far too late after the 2017 GCSE results and the Progress 8 scores in 2018 confirmed that Felixstowe children were not making the progress they should have done.
Under AET's leadership Felixstowe Academy was put into Special Measures. Ofsted concluded that outcomes for pupils were below the government's floor standards; that there was a culture of bullying; that too many pupils were persistently absent; and that the support provided by the AET was ineffective in helping the school to improve. Ofsted also judged Langer Primary as 'Inadequate'.
I'm delighted that the schools can now have a fresh start under new leadership for the benefit of pupils and I would like to thank the 2,599 people who signed the petition.
The Department for Education will be working to bring in new management for 2019."
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