Academy Discussion

WCM character #3Mrs Bradley and I would like to say a huge thanks to all the parents who came along to the talk and discussion in the hall on Friday.  We were really pleased not only with the number of people who came but also the level of support you showed for our school and some of the excellent questions that you asked.

We will put a proper summary in this week’s Green Un but below are some of the key points:

  • Becoming an academy looks inevitable for all schools
  • For WCM it would make more sense  to go sooner rather than later as we are likely to have more choices
  • We would prefer to be what is called a ‘converter’ academy, which basically means we have more choices about what we do
  • We don’t want to change fundamentally what we are about and what we strive to do for our children and families
  • We definitely do not want to change our school name
  • We definitely do not want to change our school uniform – shirts and ties are not for us!

We said at the meeting that increasingly there are  greater advantages to becoming an academy than staying with the Local Authority where support is diminishing at a fast pace.

Quite a number of parents said that they would be interested in being part of a parent forum who would like to play a role in moving forward with the discussions and finding out about the best academy sponsor for WCM.

Look out for information in the Green Un but in the meantime, please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.

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