Following the recent consultation and board discussions, I write on behalf of the Board of Governors to confirm the board's unanimous decision to proceed with joining the KEVI Academy Trust. There is still much work to be done before everything is finalised and a Project Steering Group comprising representation from both parties will be meeting regularly to finalise all the transactional work that needs to be completed, with the aim that everything is in place by September 2021.
The Board took all stakeholder feedback into account when arriving at their decision - thank you to those of you who e-mailed. They shared and discussed any concerns. However, when weighing these up with all the undoubted benefits (and overwhelming positive feedback from stakeholders), it was decided that the school's interests and that of the wider community were best served by becoming part of the KEVI Academy Trust.
I hope that you are pleased with the Board's decision - we see it as a really positive step for the school to take. I will keep you informed of further developments.
Sam Ryder (Chair of Governors) ‐ Turves Green Girls’ School