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18th Aug, 2022

Stratford schools to consider Multi Academy Trust

SCHOOLS across Stratford look set to join forces.

Governors and leaders from Bishopton, Bridgetown, Thomas Jolyffe and Stratford schools have put their heads’ together to see how they can develop and improve their services.

And school bosses say the way to do that is form a Multi Academy Trust and work together.

They say the change is in the best interest of all schools as they can share resources, provide more activities, retain staff and improve the curriculum.

A spokesman said: “As a group of schools we are looking to create our own trust that reflects our values, meets the specific needs of our wider community and preserves each school’s distinctive ethos and identity rather than join an existing trust or large national sponsored chain.

“The governors feel the opportunity to become an equal partner in a locally based trust has many benefits for our children.

“We believe this provides an excellent opportunity to improve the quality of learning and teaching and wider provision for the young people in our care, develop staff and strengthen our respective schools.

“As part of the same organisation, we would be committed to ensuring sustainable school improvement in every school and high quality educational provision for local families. By working closely together we will be stronger and find the right approach to raise and sustain standards in different settings.”

The schools will now hold a consultation for parents, pupils, staff and the community to give their opinions.

A meeting will be held at each school on Monday (January 29) at 6pm.

Anyone wishing to add their opinion to the consultation can email before Friday March 9.

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