GOVERNORS at Queen’s Manor have voted to continue with the proposed academy conversion following a consultation with parents, carers, staff and union representatives.
The Governing Body agreed unanimously to proceed with the plan to form a multi-academy trust (MAT) with Fulham and Sulivan primary schools.
At a meeting on May 24, governors were told the four-week consultation showed a significantly greater number of people were in favour of the proposal than against. More staff were also in favour than against.
Support for the proposal was reflected across all three schools following a series of meetings and the completion of surveys.
In a statement, Headteacher Sonja Harrison and Chair of Governors Bryanna Paterson said: “Governors are excited by the partnership plans being developed by the three Headteachers and the staff teams.”
The QM Governing Body will meet again on July 5 to decide on whether to give its final approval to the MAT.
In the meantime, the three schools have invited invite pupils, parents and stakeholders to help come up with a name for the proposed MAT.
If given final approval, the three schools plan to convert to the MAT on September 1.
April 15th 2016
QUEEN’S Manor Primary School has announced a proposal to convert to an academy.
The school’s Governing Body believes the best way forward for QM in the fast-changing educational landscape is as part of a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).
After many months of discussion with other Governing Bodies, the proposal is to form a MAT along with Fulham Primary and Sulivan Primary schools.
The proposed MAT would be supported by the educational expertise of the London Diocesan Board for Schools. All three schools would maintain their non-faith community school status.
The move comes as the Government recently announced plans for all schools in England to convert to Academy status by 2022.
In a letter to parents, Headteacher Sonja Harrison and Chair of Governors Bryanna Patterson, state: “Our priority is to enable the school to continue to provide an excellent education for our children while protecting the school’s role at the heart of our community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths.”
A formal consultation with parents, carers, staff and the local community, will take place from Monday April 18th to Friday May 13th.
For full details of the proposal, see the Academy page of the website here.