The head teacher and the governors of the South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form have voted to consider becoming a multi-academy trust, joining forces with South Nottinghamshire College. This creates the position of ‘Joint Headship’, taken up by the head teacher of the South Wolds Academy. Staff were not involved up to this point and the move has, inevitably, resulted in more questions than answers. However, attempts by the management to justify themselves illustrate the precarious state of the UK state education system at present, and to those considering academisation, that this is not the end of the matter. Continue reading
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JOIN THE LOBBY AT KIMBERLEY
Join our lobby of the Kimberley governors going to a special governing body meeting to discuss academy status with “stakeholders” – 5pm Wednesday 27 June outside the school gates, Kimberley School, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
HAVE YOUR SAY AT WHITE HILLS PARK
Last chance to comment on the proposals for the White Hills Park Federation (Alderman White, Bramcote Park and Bramcote Hills) to become a multi-academy trust. Continue reading