Stewart Jackson cautiously welcomes Voyager Academy takeover

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Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has cautiously welcomed the news The Voyager Academy has been taken over by Thomas Deacon Academy.

Mr Jackson has campaigned for a new trust to take over the struggling Voyager Academy for many years - and while he said a fresh pair of eyes looking at the school would be useful, he added Thomas Deacon Academy (TDA) still had issues of its own to take care of.

He said: “Whilst I welcome a fresh pair of eyes and a new approach to tackle Voyager’s problems and in fairness, I accept that under Scott Hudson’s leadership, things are slowly improving, I’m still pretty sceptical that TDA should be absorbing Voyager into its own Trust - TDA itself has major challenges with attainment levels and I would have preferred and told Ministers that a “clean break” for Voyager with another academy chain would be my choice but I will support Mrs Taylor’s efforts - this really is the last chance for Voyager to turn things around, which of course we all want to see.”

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