Cllr Jumbo Chan speaking before the governing body's decision
The governing body of The Village School has released a statement confirming that they voted last night to form a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with Woodfield School. The MAT will only go ahead if Woodfield governors vote for it on Monday evening.
The statement said:
The governing body concluded that the trust was in the best interests of the school and its pupils.
This is because of the opportunities it allows to embed and deepen collaboration within the security of a long term partnership.
This collaboration can help to increase educational opportunities, reduce costs, and improve our ability to influence other partners because we can speak with a single voice.
Staff terms and conditions would be protected as previously stated.