Glebe School – Academy Consultation
For some time now the Governors and Head Teacher of Glebe School have been following closely Government policy and the changing school landscape in the London Borough of Bromley with regard to academisation. An update was presented to the Governing Body in November 2016 which concluded that:
The Governing Body have decided that it is in the best interest for the future development of Glebe School to consider converting to an “empty” Multi-Academy Trust, which is likely to be called The Specialist Learning Trust. If the proposal is taken forward I would like to reassure you that Glebe School will retain its own individual identity and its name, with Mr Keith Seed continuing as Head Teacher. Although we are considering a Multi-Academy Trust model, Glebe School will be the only school within the Academy Trust at the outset. It is hoped that, at some point in the future, other partner schools that we already work closely alongside will seek to join our Trust. This will be beneficial to Glebe School as we will be able to strengthen our ties and share the expertise that each school offers.
Similarly, in our submission to the DfE we expressed an interest in opening a primary free school and sponsoring a school in challenging circumstances, if appropriate. Both initiatives may be a number of years down the line but are intended to develop, support and progress the learning that young people benefit from at Glebe.
The Governors welcome all feedback and completed questionnaires (see links on this page) from our stakeholders. This can be provided through a number of alternative options:
The Governing Body will then consider the findings from the consultation before making a final decision on whether to proceed with the proposal. The results of the consultation will be published on this website.
Ms T Gillen
Chair of Governors