15th February 2014
I am pleased to inform you that DfE have issued our academy orders yesterday. This means that the process of converting from a Local Authority run school to an autonomous Academy can now begin in earnest. This is an exciting time for the school’s development and I am sure you will have many questions. If everything runs to plan we are hoping to convert by 1st July 2014. There will be a series of three parental consultation events (one at 9.00, one at 2.30 and one at 6.00 on dates in March to be confirmed) where you will be able to ask any questions or share any views you may have. I will be in attendance at all three events and I will be joined by members of the school’s Governing Body.
In the meantime, please find attached a document produced by the Governors that will hopefully answer many of your questions. A second document is also attached which aims to answer any questions that your children may have. I will be meeting with School Council and staff as part of the consultation process during the remainder of February and into March.
As always, I can be contacted via email or phone if you have any immediate concerns or questions.