Dad’s petition to persuade Spalding Grammar School to do a U-turn on lad’s course

Mick Flindall has launched a petition in a bid to overturn the school's decision. SG050218-100TW
Mick Flindall has launched a petition in a bid to overturn the school's decision. SG050218-100TW
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A dad has launched a petition in a bid to persuade Spalding Grammar School to do a U-turn so his son, Alfie, can go on a course linked to his future career in the Royal Navy.

Mick Flindall (55) hopes public opinion can win the day, although – realistically – he says: “I think he’s missed out on a place.”

I have been advised to put in a formal complaint to the governors about the fact that the head will not speak to me.

Mick Flindall

The Sea Cadets won’t accept Alfie (14) on the weapons training course without school consent.

Mick is ready to fire his own broadside with an official complaint to the governors because he claims he’s tried to speak to head teacher Steven Wilkinson since January 29 and “there’s been no response”.

He said: “I have spoken to Ofsted and they have referred me to the Department for Education (DfE) and I spoke to them. I have been advised to put in a formal complaint to the governors about the fact that the head will not speak to me.

“If that doesn’t get sorted, I then take it up to the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which funds academies. At the end of the day, he (Mr Wilkinson) can keep hiding behind his office doors but I am not going to go away. The bloke needs to be held to account because I think as a head teacher he has a duty to meet me as a parent.”

• Mick wants readers to sign at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/sgs and share on Facebook and Twitter.

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