Academy Status Update

The Governing Body met this week to consider the responses to the recent consultation on becoming an academy with Challenge Partners Academy Trust. Of the responses submitted, those opposed to academy status were in a clear minority.

After considering the responses to the consultation the Governors have decided that Wood Green should continue to pursue converting to becoming an academy with Challenge Partners Academy Trust. You can find out more about Challenge Partners at www.challengepartners.org. The likely date for conversion is now July 2015. The Governors believe that this is a necessary step to secure the future of the school and have been encouraged by Challenge Partners’ shared aspiration for our school and the collaborative way in which they work. There are 250 schools across the country working together within Challenge Partners and we’re delighted to have formed a strong link with Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, just across the border in Wiltshire, an outstanding school that has been in Challenge Partners for several years.

Both the Governors and I wish to assure you that Wood Green will retain its identity and control over curriculum and we will keep parents informed of developments. We would like to thank everyone who attended a consultation meeting or responded to the consultation.            

                                                                         

Mr Robert Shadbolt

Headteacher