Schools discuss trust proposal

HEADteachers from schools in the Stradbroke pyramid are discussing plans to form a ground-breaking academy umbrella trust.

Andrew Bloom, in charge at Stradbroke Business and Enterprise College, and his colleagues from the surrounding area have been holding a series of meetings on the proposal.

They recently discussed the idea, along with other concerns about funding for rural schools, during a meeting with Schools Minister Lord Hill, organised with the support of local MP Dr Dan Poulter.

The schools already work closely in partnership and Mr Bloom said that in order to offer the best possible education for pupils, the idea of a trust, which would be one of the first in the country, had been put forward.

He said: “I think we are doing a super job already within the pyramid and this is about trying to enhance that further. We are not aware of the Department for Education offering a similar model – that’s one of the difficulties.”

You may also want to watch:

Other schools in the pyramid include Wilby, Stradbroke, Fressingfield, Worlingworth, Mendham and Laxfield primary schools.

Mr Bloom added: “We want to make sure that we don’t jump into anything that adversely affects any of the schools.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus