Turves Green Girls’ School’s Governing Board’s priority is to enable the school to continue to provide an excellent education for our students while protecting the school’s role at the heart of our community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths in a rapidly changing educational environment. We recognise that the role of Local Authorities in supporting schools is diminishing and that it is Government policy to encourage effective schools to become Academies.
The Governing Board is seeking consultation on joining King Edward VI Academy Trust.
Turves Green Girls’ School would retain much of its independence, based on King Edward VI Academy Trust Scheme of Delegation, while benefiting from being part of the trust. There would be no change to our comprehensive admissions policy and no changes to curriculum as a result. We would anticipate that, in the longer term, the school becomes better at supporting our most able pupils to reach their full potential and the work the school already does to make our pupils even more aspirational for their futures.
This consultation is open to all stakeholders including parents, students, staff and the wider community. We would like to hear your views which the Governing Board can consider when making its final decision on whether the balance of evidence supports joining this multi-academy trust or not.
Our consultation document which includes answers to many 'Frequently Asked Questions', as well as a summary of the case in favour of joining this multi-academy trust is available on Turves Green Girls’ School website – click on ‘Academy Consultation’ under the ‘Welcome’ tab.
There will be a stakeholder’s meeting on 10th March at 5pm in our Main Hall. I will chair the meeting. There will be the opportunity at this meeting to gain further information, ask questions and make any comments.
You can respond to the consultation by emailing your views and comments to TGGSMATconsultation@gmail.com.
Thank you in anticipation of your involvement in the consultation process and we look forward to hearing your views on this significant potential step.
Sam Ryder (Chair of Governors) ‐ Turves Green Girls’ School