Broomes to start remedial programme
As of the next school year, students entering the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School with an average score of 35 per cent in the Common Entrance Examination will be given a diagnostic test and placed in a full remedial programme.
This was the word from Principal Jeff Broomes as he delivered remarks during the school’s orientation yesterday.
The principal said that the school had already identified 45 students to be placed in the special programme, which he told parents was not a punitive measure, but simply a way of giving full attention to those children who needed “special attention and help”.
He said he believed it was not fair for those students who entered the school with a mark around 35 per cent in the 11 Plus Exam to “be expected to do the same CXC within the same time frame as people who go in at 80 per cent”. (AH)