What was the issue addressed?
This issue started before I became governor but it is what led me to become governor at the school.
There was a proposal to close the school and develop a neighbouring school. The best option that the school had to consider was in becoming part of a federation.
During the consultation process and due to strength of feeling from the community, the proposal for school closure was shelved to allow the school opportunity to seek a federation partner. Without an active closure proposal in place, schools previously unwilling to have discussions at federation now felt they could start these discussions.
What lessons were learnt?
Becoming part of a federation saved the school from closure and has been a win win for those involved.
Has your school faced closure?
What do you perceive as the advantages and disadvantages of being part of a school federation?
Have your say…
Have you had experiences similar to these? What do you think about the situation described?