Caythorpe Primary School’s governing body has applied to become an academy under the academies Act 2010 and is proposing to join The Community Inclusive Trust.
The formal consultation period will start on 6th September 2017.
The governing body has submitted an application to convert to academy status and is working towards a conversion on 1st November 2017. The school is not obligated to become an academy until the contract between the academy trust and the Department for Education (known as the Funding Agreement) is signed. The academy trust will not sign the Funding Agreement until parents and carers of pupils at the school, and parents and carers of those pupils joining next year, staff at the school, and pupils themselves have had the opportunity to comment on the proposals.
Caythorpe Primary School has written to all parents and carers and have also invited them to the meetings on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at either 2pm or 5pm. The meeting will also be open to stakeholders and staff to learn more about the proposals to become an academy, or to comment on the proposals. They will be keeping pupils informed throughout the process via assemblies. Any comments or representations which are made about the proposals will be considered by the governing body before a decision is taken to finally proceed with conversion and sign the Funding Agreement.
The governing body will not take a final decision to proceed with the conversion and authorise the academy trust to sign the Funding Agreement unless they are content that conversion would be in the best interests of the school taking account of all of the legal and practical ramifications.
For further information and to find out how to comment on the proposals, please click here…