Proposed conversion of Aspin Park Primary School to academy status on 1st May 2017
After informal consultation with our staff and parents in 2016 proved overwhelmingly positive, Aspin Park Primary School applied to convert to academy status in November 2016, following a Governing Body decision to do so. This was subsequently granted by the Department for Education and authorises the school to proceed with a formal statutory consultation process prior to the approval to convert. The school aims to convert in May 2017, as part of a brand new Multi-Academy Trust named ‘Elevate Multi Academy Trust.
We now need to seek the views of the local community, parents, pupils and staff on this proposal. We will be running a consultation process from 30th January 2017 to 10th March 2017 to both help you understand what is being proposed and to gather your views.
Meetings are scheduled which will consist of a brief explanation about what Academy Status would mean for our school, followed by a question and answer session. Representatives from Elevate and the school's leadership team will also be in attendance. The details of the meetings are as follows :
• Tuesday 7th February at 3.30pm for all staff members
• Wednesday 15th February at 6.30pm for all parents and the public
• Thursday 8th February between 5pm and 7pm as an informal drop-in session for parents, local community and staff to ask any question
It is essential that we gather as many views and opinions as possible, and answer any questions as part of the consultation process.
We understand that some parents, carers and other members of the community may not be able to attend the meeting so we have added a link to the Consultation leaflet below which provides information about some of the questions you may have. We have also provided a link below for respondents to provide feedback via an online form.
We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your feedback.
Click here to access an online response form
Click here for the consultation leaflet