Good afternoon families,
Many thanks to those that took the time to attend the focus group sessions that took place earlier this term.
I am pleased to inform you that the collated summary document is now available to view by request. If you require an electronic copy please email your request to 'email@example.com' where a copy will be sent to you.
The Governing Body of Highlands Primary School has recently been exploring future options for our school in an ever changing, local and national educational landscape.
One of the options being explored is a proposal for Highlands Primary School to become a lead school within a brand new Education Trust which will be sponsored by the charity ‘Achievement for All’. Highlands have worked in close partnership with Achievement for All since January 2013. During this time, Highlands has gone from strength to strength and is now seen as a school for excellence both locally and nationally. Most recently, we have been recognised by the Mayor of London as a ‘School for Success’, the only primary school in the borough of Redbridge (July 2017)
The Achievement for All Education Trust are committed to building a world in which all children are seen as having potential, and where every child is enabled to be the best that they can be regardless of background, the challenges they face, or the needs they may have. We want our school to continue to be a great school, where every child is valued. We do not intend to change except in ways in which we think will improve our school even more.
Whilst there is no legal requirement that consultation is undertaken with parents/carers, we value your opinions and would like to give you an opportunity for your voice to be heard. Any comments or representations which are made about the proposals will be considered by the Governing Body before a decision is taken to move forward with Achievement for All. The attached newsletter will outline the rationale behind the decision, what a MAT means for the school and also outline how your voice can be heard.
Dr Colin Runeckles Dr Kulvarn Atwal
Chair of Governors Head Learning Leader