Support retaining three-tier system

North Tyneside Council recently carried out a review of educational provision across the borough and is now consulting on the proposals contained in that review.

One issue which I know has caused some concern for local residents in the Whitley Bay area is the future of the three-tier system.

I’m really pleased that the review contains a proposal to continue the three-tier system in the area.

The system has really worked well and has produced some outstanding successes - ‘it ain’t broke so don’t try and fix it’.

I would urge all local people to support the retention of the three-tier system in Whitley Bay and to contribute to the consultation by indicating support on the website which has been set up to gather comments about the review - the e-mail address is

Coun John O’Shea

Whitley Bay