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Super headteachers are going to be brought into struggling
We are offering some of the best headteachers to go to some of the
areas that have a higher degree of challenge.
Claims that big issues about council services aren't being debatdd
The explorer whose ship has been found more than 160
years after disappearing in the Arctic.
A University honour is given to the man behind TV's Downton Abbey.
Join me for the detailed five day forecast in 15 minutes.
North Lincolnshire is to be one of the first areas
in the country to get a new type of "super head teacher".
100 people will be chosen by the government as having
the talent and leadership to help improve under performing schools.
But there are concerns amongst some unions that it could just bd
Summary trilled run in North Lincolnshire are not getting the
quality of education they ddserve, say the government. `` some trilled
run. The Minister for schools has launched a new idea he thinks will
hope. We are asking the best headteachers in the country to go to
areas where there is a highdr degree of challenge, work in the schools
and generate a future band of leaders in those schools. North
Lincolnshire will be among the first places in the country to get a share
of the first 100 headteachers. How will the staff react to the
government saying you are not doing a good enough job and we nedd to
bring people in? I hope the staff see this as a positive step because
we all need to take advice `nd guidance from people who have
experience in doing other things. I think they should be happy to be
educated. North Lincolnshird has been identified as needing help 57%
of children in the County Court five or more GCSEs, lower than the
national average. `` in the county. We need to be careful not to build a
heroic model of leadership, we need people to stay there for thd
long`term and build a legacx and make the other people who work in
schools stronger, and have ` successor at the end of it. Heidi,
the head of an Academy in Grimsby, has been identified as a potential
candidate for a super headtdacher. A good leader believes every child can
succeed regardless of social background. There will be pockets of
variable pack is in a school and that needs to be nurtured. ``
variable pockets. The candidates for the roles will go through a rigorous
recruitment process. Nick Raine is from the
National Union of Teachers. I asked him if he welcomes one
of these "super headteachers" We would be delighted with `ny
initiative that improves edtcation in Lincolnshire or any part of the
country but we are not sure what a super headteacher is or what their
qualifications are to lead schools. We have some wonderful teachers in
Lincolnshire and Yorkshire `lready. You have said it is window dressing.
Isn't bringing in a super headteacher Web GCSEs are bdlow
average a good thing? You mtst be pleased. `` Web GCSEs. Schools that
are working against each other we are not happy with. School teachers
are leaving because of government initiatives. Some teachers have got
to be better than others, that is a fact of life. Why not give the good
teachers the hard schools to lead? There have been initiatives like
this before and most people who become headteachers are excdllent
teachers with a good record of achievement. It is much better in a
local area and being monitored by someone from the local area rather
than someone from Westminstdr. We do not know who these people are. We do
not know yet because they h`ve not applied. You are being less than
enthusiastic and that is not fair on a place like Scunthorpe which needs
all the help it can get. We know there are problems with the school
system at the moment, and that's problem is the change in
examinations from the government. We have a government that is obsessed
with school structures rathdr than the quality of teachers. Do you
welcome the super headteachdrs? We do not know who they are so we
cannot comment. We welcome ` qualified teacher in every class. We
welcome teachers getting on and doing their jobs properly which is
not happening at the moment. A pleasure to talk to you, th`nk you.
We want to hear from you on this story, are these new
'superheads' the answer to below average GCSE results?
How else could standards be improved?
Your thoughts on this one. Do contact us.
The team helping to run The Floral Hall in Hornsea say the
The theatre was saved from the bulldozers ` and t`ken over
But money is running out ` and the Hall has to become
self`sufficient by 2016 in order to secure its long`term future.
Step inside the Floral Hall and you will see signs of the fight to save
it from top they have got to put back any thoughts of all those is on
this site! In 2012 campaign is protested against the locathon being
flattened. A year after, is the whole thriving? We managed to save
the Floral Hall, that was the easy bit at the difficult bit is keeping
it open. It is volunteers lhke Alan who do a lot of the work around
here. This is an example of the Prime Minister's big societx in
action. David Cameron has bden talking about his vision of
volunteers taking over local services for years. We need people
to come together and work together because we are all in it together.
How easy has it been to find volunteers to help run the Floral
Hall? It is not easy. The shtuation in Hornsea, there are six or seven
voluntary commissions and it is the same couple of dozen people who work
in those industries. It is very difficult for people to comlit their
own time. Parts of the commtnity are supporting the Floral Hall. This
line dancing lesson was well attended and regulars tell le the
cafe is often busy. Me and ly husband come quite a lot because we
have the dogs and we can sit outside. Sometimes we cannot get a
seat. Everything about it h`s improved since it came in local
ownership. I hope they make a success of it because it wotld be a
shame for it to go. The challenge is for the Floral Hall to make enough
money to support itself so ht can be used by the community for another
100 years. We wish everybodx well who is fighting to save the Floral
Hall. Fishermen who have been stopped
from fishing on the site of a planned wind farm off the
Lincolnshire coast say they're still Danish company DONG Energy took out
a High Court injunction to halt fishing on the Race Bank site last
month while surveys take pl`ce. The 24 fishermen affected s`y
they've not yet been compensated It is not about the money, ht is
about being treated with a bit of respect to start with. We are
dealing with the tea boy at the company. They are running after the
High Court and we do not have a chance against people like that All
these little pieces add up to big pieces and there will be nowhere
left for us to go. Plans have been unveiled to
re`develop a site in Grimsbx Under the proposals, the former
Ramsden's Superstore could be Those involved say it's one
of the most exciting schemes Opposition councillors in North East
Lincolnshire are calling for an overhaul of the way it's structured
amid claims it lacks transp`rency and is undemocratic. They s`y there
aren't enough full council leetings to allow them to hold the atthority
to account. Phillip Norton reports. The members of the Cabinet `re all
Labour so there is no representation from any other members of the
Council, and that effectively says that there is no representation on a
large swathe of the populathon in the Grimsby Borough. The concerns
over a lack of democracy in the council chamber are shared by Tory
councillors. They have put forward their own proposal for changes
although feel UKIP's propos`l would not be writes while the authority is
trying to cut costs. Modern sea has been stifled recently and that is
largely because it has been a reduced number of council mdetings.
`` democracy has been stifldd. That is the reason for putting this
motion forwards and frankly, what I am asking for is for two extra
council meetings per year. North East Lincolnshire Council holds two
full meetings a year, along with the AGM and budget meetings. It is the
same as North Lincolnshire `nd Lincolnshire County Council. In
Rosdeep Kular, it is double with eight being held over the ydar. ``
Hull. There is not a right `nswer to how many times a year the council
should meet. I did a quick straw poll and generally councils meet six
to eight times a year. The leader of north`east Lincolnshire Council says
he is open to having more mdetings but says the current system is bad.
It is a socialist and communist way of doing things where everybody is
treated equally, regardless of how they vote. The public vote for
democracy and if the system is so good, and such an enlightendd way of
doing it, can someone tell le why Ed Miliband and MPs are not sat around
a Cabinet table in Downing Street? That is not the way we do politics
in the UK. With strong views on all sides of the political spectrum it
is down to councillors to ddcide which is best.
What have north`east Lincolnshire Council said about the clails? They
say they moved to the Cabindt system in 2011, following consultation to
reduce the number of meetings. It points out that councillors can call
for special meetings in certain circumstances and at that any two
council members can call for Cabinet decisions to be scrutinised. These
proposals that we have heard about will go through the next cotncil
meeting at the town hall here. That is on Thursday night. Are more
meetings the answer? Get in touch. Thank you for watching this
Wednesday night. The man behind TV hit Downton Abbey
is given an honorary doctor`te Keep the pictures and photographs
coming in. This is absolutely stunning. Peter took this of the
super Moon over Lincoln Cathedral last night. That is stunning.
Incredible picture, Peter. @ pleasant change from the Hulber
Bridge. You said that was a Geordie term, I cannot believe how lany
e`mails I have got! As you light imagine, I have the weather glossary
here. I do concedes in Northumberland, low cloud along the
coast is referred to as... H thank you! Let's have a look at the
headline for the next 24 hotrs. It is looking very pleasant but there
is a variable amount of clotd. High pressure will be in charge but we
may pick up more in the way of cloud from the North Sea over the next few
days. Still some good sunny Breaks to be had. 21 degrees.
Overnight, clear skies means there will be mist and fog and a hint of a
bit Overnight, clear skies means there
will be mist and fog and a hint of a bit more in the way of cloud towards
the coast. Temperatures in the towns and city centres around ten or 1
degrees. In rural areas, lower than that. Sunrise is at 6:27am. The next
high water time... A bit of mist and fog inland. That will lift `nd break
and all parts will be dry. @ bit more in the way of cloud and we have
been used to but it should be bright and there will be sunshine for all
of us. Let's have a look at the afternoon temperatures. We will be a
couple of degrees down on where we were this afternoon so we are
looking at highs of 15 in Bridlington and 18 in Lincoln.
Looking further ahead, a taste of variable cloud and all parts will be
dry with some sunshine. Temperatures should be very close to the
long`term average for Septelber That is the forecast. I cannot
believe how many messages there were on this one! It is surprising how
many Geordie viewers we havd! 170 years ago the explorer
Sir John Franklin from Spilsby in Lincolnshire lead two shhps
in to the Arctic to try and find a lucrative short cut
for trade between the Atlantic But shortly after setting off the
expedition dissapeared, becoming one of the great mysteries of
the age of Victorian explor`tion. Now,
after years of searching and rumours over what happened to the mdn,
one of the ships has been found This image shows the wreckage. It
has been buried for more th`n 1 0 years and its discovery in the
Arctic, thousands of miles from Lincolnshire, has made an ilpact
here. At the collection, thdy have a pair of the snowshoes. An incredible
Lincolnshire explorer who fought at the Battle of Trafalgar with an
amazing career, before he wdnt on to Arctic exploration. He was born here
in Spilsbury, the statue is a reminder of the town's famots son.
He is still being commemorated and this film about Franklin was
projected onto the wall herd. It is hoped this could bring more tourism.
We want to work with VisitBritain to see if we can make connections with
Canada and King William Isl`nds In Canada, Sir John Franklin's
expedition was so important to them that there could be an opportunity
for overseas tourism. The expedition less England in 1845, trying to
charge the Northwest passagd through the Arctic. We were trying to find a
shorter trading route through Asia. It is believed Franklin died two
years later. Canadian ships have searched for the wreckage for six
years but this has been a great Canadian story and mystery, it has
been the subject of scientists and historians and writers and singers.
It is now hoped even more c`n be discovered about what happened to
the expedition crew. Earlier I spoke to Claire W`rrior
from the National Maritime Luseum in Greenwich, she told me how
important the discovery is. This really is a very excithng find.
People have been looking for these ships for about 160 years so to
actually find one of them, `nd one that looks intact, is very dxciting
indeed. Why is this so important for people who know nothing abott
Franklin? It was one of the biggest expeditions that the British ever
sent to the Arctic that we do not know what happened to it. The men
were there to search for thd Northwest passage when Brit`in felt
it was for the taking. Things did not go so well and the ships got
caught in the ice. John Franklin died and we do not know what happens
to the rest of the expedition. There are theories that the crew, when
trapped, turn to cannibalisl. Is that true? Local reports from people
in the area suggested that `nd all the evidence would suggest that in
desperate times, he men turned to cannibalism. What are you hoping
might still be on the ship? `` the men. We are hoping there max be some
evidence about what happened on the course of the expedition. There is
some evidence at the Museum in Greenwich which tells us a little
bit but not much. We hope to find the ship's logs if they are legible.
Also, to find out about lifd on board the ship would be fascinating.
Do you think it will bring tourism to Lincolnshire, there will be a lot
of interest, were there? I hope so. He was Lincolnshire born and bred
and there is a magnificent statue of him in Spilsbury. I hope it brings
more interest. Thank you very much indeed.
We've had a lot of messages on the subject of tipping.
There are calls for waiters and waitresses to get
The MP for Brigg and Goole Andrew Percy says bushnesses
should make it clear who gets the money from service charges.
Thank you for all the e`mails, texts and tweets.
"Restaurants should build all their costs into the retail price
Tips are voluntary and should be given to the staff depending on
"Why should customers in restaurants and cafes feel obliged to thp
Customers do not tip staff in shops when they receive
"I urge all restaurateurs to be fair with their staff.
A happy crew puts bums on seats because a happy customer
Lincolnshire police are seeking witnesses after three fans were
arrested and a steward was hnjured at last nights Derby match between
The steward was treated for head injuries
The game saw Lincoln City whn by three goals to two at Sincil Bank.
The Mariners came from behind twice but the home side grabbed a winner
It is one of the most successful Brithsh TV
programmes with more than 100 million viewers around the world.
The new series of Downton Abbey starts next weekend
and today the show's creator, Lord Julian Fellowes has bedn
awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincoln.
Having already filmed scenes in the city for the show, hd told
our arts correspondent Anne`Marie Tasker he felt proud, flattdred and
He has a Golden Globe and an Oscar and now he has added an honourable
doctorate from the University of Lincoln. I do already love Lincoln
and I already have associathons with the county with my family, but also
with my career. I have seen Emily Blunt crowned Queen of Engl`nd in
this very cathedral and luckless Mr Bates was locked up in Lincoln
Castle while he protested hhs innocence. Known as the cre`tor of
Downton Abbey he has been rdcognised for his outstanding work in film, TV
and theatre. I am thrilled, proud and flattered. I will spread the
word of Lincoln, whether or not that is what they have asked me to do. I
like supporting new univershties, I think there is a good feeling here
and a lot of enthusiasm. Thd University's hope they will benefit
as well. University gets in association with people who have
made such a contribution. I will be putting my best acting abilhties on
display today and hope I get a part in Downton Abbey! The fifth series
of Downton Abbey begins this month. When it comes to the plot, he was
not giving away anything. No, I do not think so. We hold our h`nds on
the radiators until we agred not to say anything! We are not allowed to
put it on Twitter or Facebook or any of that stuff. We had a few fights
about that in the first year because bits of plots were being le`ked
Downton Abbey has seen succdss around the world and the Unhversity
of Lincoln is hoping that its latest honourable doctor will bring it a
bit of recognition as well. Julian Fellowes told us when we
asked what's going to happen in the new series and how proud he is to
get an honorary degree by going to Facebook.com and search for BBC Look
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national and regional headlhnes The leaders
of the main political partids have been in Scotland to try and persuade
voters not to go for Independence. So called "super headteachers" are
to be brought into under performing Mist and patchy fog clearing then
dry with a little cloud Elaine says it would be better to
replace the parents who send their offspring to school with no
intention of learning or expecting discipline with a super headteacher.
Anthony says that a super headteacher would be a great idea.
This is interesting from Rebecca. She says, I am a teacher in
Scunthorpe and I feel very `ggrieved by your comments to night about
schools in Scunthorpe which need improving. The Lawrence Academy says
it is an excellent school. Thank you, have a nice evening. Join me
later on BBC One. Take care, good night.