The Laurus Trust Partnership Update
Following the letter that we sent on Friday, it has been heartening that so many of our staff have been asked questions about the prospect of us working more closely in partnership with the Laurus Trust and their academies. A link to information about their Trust can be found here.
Furthermore, at one of our regular Parents’ Forums earlier this week, parents raised a number of important questions and very positive comments that will help shape how governors approach aspects of our due diligence over the coming weeks and months.
One such question was why did we make this announcement before all the due diligence had been undertaken? The reason is two-fold. Firstly, we felt it was right to inform our community as early as we could. This has the potential to be a big opportunity for our school, and it is something that could benefit us all. It would be wrong, therefore, to make such an important decision in isolation.
Seondly, we firmly believe that we cannot run the due diligence process without input from our parents. While there are many things to consider, one of the biggest risks would be if our very engaged community, something that we should be very proud of as a school, did not support the process.
As we are now progressing with this due diligence phase, we wanted to create a formal channel so that any individual could directly contact the Governing Body and give us comments and questions for consideration. This will enable us to be more structured in how we capture your views.
We would welcome ANY individual to give their views to us by clicking here.
As I am sure that you can appreciate, we will not be able to respond to every response individually. We will make sure, however, that all responses are read and that key themes are covered off in our regular communications to you. We will also develop a Frequently Asked Questions section on our website.
The next milestone you will hear from us about is in late February/early March when we will have hopefully had an indication about whether The Headteacher Board also agrees that this would be a very positive partnership for both our school and the Laurus Trust.
Thank you for your feedback to date, and we look forward to working closely with you other the coming months.
The Governing Body