Brent North MP Barry Gardiner has called an urgent meeting at the Civic Centre on Thursday 8th February to discuss plans to join the Village School with Woodfield School to form a Multi-Academy Trust.
6:00pm at Brent Civic Centre Conference Room on Thursday 8th February 2018.
Senior Staff and governors from the school have been invited to answer questions and explain the proposed move to parents, staff and members of the community. There is a stay and play children’s activity facility in a separate room to allow parents to attend the meeting.
Barry said: “I was pleased to welcome a group of parents and teachers who came to lobby me at the House of Commons recently. They raised a number of serious concerns about the proposal. It is right that governors should have the opportunity to hear from all the interested, caring and committed individuals who work in the schools or whose children are educated there and of course for the governors to explain why they think this Multi Academy Trust is necessary.
Ofsted, has rated the Village School outstanding in every area of its work, including how it cares for these wonderful, special children. The governors must explain clearly to the community what the advantage to the children is to take a highly successful caring school away from local accountability, local connections and local scrutiny? I have already written to the interim executive head of The Village School and Woodfield School asking just those questions.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Governors and staff at both schools are continuing to investigate the potential benefits and potential challenges or risks of a multi academy trust and the consultation runs until the 9th February 2018. www.tvs.brent.sch.uk or www.woodfield.brent.sch.uk