Round Hill Primary School has been invited to join a new multi-academy trust, which is being created by the White Hills Park Federation.
Earlier this year, following initial consideration of potential risks and benefits associated with the invitation, Round Hill governors decided that this proposal needs full consideration and all parents should have the opportunity to consider this issue for themselves.
The governors registered an interest in the proposal with the Department for Education (DfE) and are running a period of engagement in which we will provide lots of information to parents (see links below) and gather your views and questions.
As part of that process we are inviting Staff, Parents and stakeholders to input their initial thoughts by completing an online questionnaire. This has been designed to capture what questions you think are key in considering this invite, as well as welcoming your thoughts on the possible opportunities and risks presented by this proposal. Stakeholders were invited you to consider completing the questionnaire.
The engagement began with Parent Events held on April 2, 2019, from 3.15 pm to 4.00 pm and 6pm to 8pm at Round Hill School.
Between 3.15 pm and 4.00 pm we invited parents to join small group discussions in which they were able to explore the White Hills Park invitation in more detail. Paul Heery, the Principal of the White Hills Trust, attended along with 3 Round Hill Governors and the head teacher, Adrian Nash.
Between 6pm and 8pm there was an introduction from Round Hill governors, explaining why we decided to register an interest in the proposal to join the multi-academy trust and a presentation from White Hills Park detailing their offer. Click here to see the slides. Following the presentations, we invited parents to join small group discussions in which they were be able to explore the White Hills Park invitation in more detail and submit questions for governors to consider.
Engagement with other stakeholders, including the wider community, will happen in a different way.
The questionnaire, was available online and offline from April 2, 2019, and all responses were submitted on or before April 30, 2019.
All of the views and questions captured from correspondence, face-to-face meetings, the consultation event and questionnaires were logged and will be published on the school website once it has been collated. As we log your questions, we will also be seeking answers, which we can share with you. We anticipate that this will take a number of weeks and we will be in touch once this process has been completed. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H5CC3H2
How will the views of parents and their questions be used?
All of this information will assisted governors ahead of a meeting on June 18th 2019 and again on July 1st 2019, when we discussed the invitation from White Hills Park to join their multi-academy trust.
We will inform staff, parents and interested parties of the date of any future vote on this invite in advance of any planned meeting.
You can access information about the invitation to join the multi-academy trust here:
- White Hills Park Proposal
- Governors’ Letters To Parents
- Minutes of Governors’ Meeting To Discuss White Hills Park Invitation
- Governors’ Working Party Minutes On White Hills Park Invitation
- MAT Background Information/Supporting Papers
- Questionnaire to Parents/stakeholders
- Feedback and Engagement Activity