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Steve Fulcher wants to return to work soon

Steve Fulcher is a dedicated police officer and is fully committed to the Wiltshire Police. He wishes to return to work as soon as possible to continue serving the public and to move forward from this upsetting and stressful episode in his life and that of his family.

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Detective Fulcher expresses 'thanks' for support

A joint statement from Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher's lawyers and the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales has been released.

Steve Fulcher wishes to express his thanks to those who have supported him throughout this very sad case. At all times Steve Fulcher has been motivated by a desire to serve the public and do the best that he can for the victims, their families and for Wiltshire Police.

He is grateful for the support he has received from many people and in particular, humbled by the support he has received from Becky’s mother, Karen Edwards, and Sian’s partner Kevin Reape, when they have suffered such tragic loss.

– Lewis Hymanson Small LLP Solicitors & Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales


Other schools 'named' as failing Government GCSE targets

Other schools which are below the government's floor target of 40 per cent of pupils achieving 5 A* to C including English and Maths are:

Medway, Kent:

Bishop of Rochester Academy - 26 per cent

Portsmouth, Hampshire:

City of Portsmouth Boys - 33 per cent

Miltoncross - 36 per cent

Southampton, Hampshire:

Oasis Academy, Lordshill

Schools in Hampshire not meeting secondary school targets

In Hampshire, the schools achieving below the Government's 40 per cent target for GCSE results, are:

Testwood Sports College - 31 per cent

Portchester Community School, Fareham - 33 per cent

Bridgemary School, Gosport - 35 per cent

The Connaught School, Aldershot - 36 per cent

Winton School, Andover - 36 per cent

Mill Chase Community Technical College - 38 per cent

Quilley School of Engineering, Eastleigh - 39 per cent


Schools in Sussex which have not met Government targets

In Sussex, schools which have not met the Government target of 40 per cent of pupils achieving 5 A* to C including English and Maths are:

Drive Preparatory School, Brighton, 27 per cent

Brighton Steiner School 36 per cent

William Parker Sports College, Hastings, 38 per cent

The Regis School, Bognor Regis - 37 per cent

Which schools in Kent are classed as "underperforming"?

Secondary school exams Credit: ITV News

ITV Meridian has a round-up of schools which are reported to be achieving below the Government's targets for GCSE results.

The target is for 40 per cent of pupils achieving 5 A* to C grades - including English and Maths.


Castle Community College, Deal - 20 per cent

Marlowe Academy, Ramsgate - 28 per cent

Spires Academy, Sturry, Canterbury - 31 per cent

Walmer Science College, Deal - 32 per cent

High Weald Academy, Cranbrook - 34 per cent

Hextable School, Swanley - 34 per cent

Isle of Sheppey Academy - 37 per cent

The Community College, Whitstable - 38 per cent

Top of the class? Fewer failing schools - but hundreds are still "underperforming"

Young people sit their exams Credit: ITV News

Fewer children are being taught in failing secondary schools compared with three years ago, new figures suggest.

The number of schools falling below the Government's targets for secondaries has more than halved since 2010, according to official data contained in new performance tables.

But there are still just over 150 schools that are considered to be under-performing, collectively educating almost 120,000 young people.

At these schools, less than 40% of pupils are gaining at least five GCSEs at grade C or higher, including English and maths, and students are not making good enough progress in these two core subjects.

In total, about 117,000 youngsters are being educated in the 154 schools that are not reaching the Government's 40% GCSE benchmark - down 50,000 from 2012 and down 244,000 from 2010.

The new league tables are based on data provided by the Department for Education (DfE) and show how every school and college in England performed at GCSE, A-level, other academic and vocational qualifications in 2013.

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