Darell’s governing body is obliged to consult staff. But they do not want to ballot them, or ask them if they think this is good for our school.
There is currently a vacancy for an elected staff governor on the governing body. Some key members of staff were on maternity leave/sick leave when the decision was made.
In theory, staff can make an appointment to tell the headteacher that they are worried. But when other schools have been forcibly handed over to academies, staff have been scared that they will lose their jobs if they raise concerns. (If Darell is handed over, staff would be employed by “Every Child Every Day Academy Trust” in Ham and could be sacked or moved to other schools.)
No member of staff that Love Darell has spoken to has said that he or she has been asked about the transfer of the school.
- Who is the governing body trying to transfer Darell to?
- Is there a financial need to hand Darell to an academy?
- Why did the consultation group fall apart?
- Do Darell’s recent results make the case for a takeover by “Every Child Every Day”?
- How would Darell change?
- What are the alternatives?
- Would Darell be a local school?
- Would Darell become a private school?
- Does academisation improve pupil progress and attainment?
- How real is the “consultation”?
- What can I do?
CONTACT OTHER CONCERNED MEMBERS OF THE DARELL FAMILY: firstname.lastname@example.org
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