24 October 2018
Announcement of new trust
Dear Parents and Carers
I am delighted to say that a decision has been made by the Regional Schools Commissioner on the preferred trust to take over the running of all four of our schools. The chosen trust is United Learning which operates a number of schools locally including Walthamstow Academy, Walthamstow Primary Academy and Goresbrook School, as well as others across the country.
United Learning is now undertaking its due diligence of the schools and Silver Birch Academy Trust. This is a standard process intended to ensure they understand the issues faced by the schools and resources available. Assuming that this proceeds satisfactorily, United Learning will start providing support to the schools, with the schools formally joining the trust by spring 2019.
We know that this period of transition is not an easy time for parents and carers, but I can assure you that our focus will be to build on the schools’ strengths and address their weaknesses. We will be working very closely with United Learning throughout this process and hope to be able to introduce you to Jon Coles, Group Chief Executive of United Learning and his team.
We will keep you updated as things progress.
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