Broadwater School proposal to join Greenshaw Learning Trust

Broadwater School would like to consult parents and staff on whether we should become an academy and join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

The Governing Body has been delighted with the way in which Broadwater School, under the leadership of Mrs Matthews and her team, has developed in recent years. It has become increasingly popular with families and enabled its students to achieve the school’s best ever GCSE results in 2019. In conjunction with school leaders, we have been evaluating opportunities to ensure that we are able to continue building on these successes and have concluded that the best way forward is for the school to become an academy.  Following extensive research, the Governing Body believes that the best way of retaining the school’s values and ethos, whilst continuing to provide and further develop the best possible learning environment for its staff and students, is for it to become an academy as part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

Debi Lawson, Chair of Governors, said: “We are confident that Greenshaw Learning Trust shares our values and understands our pupils’ strengths and needs. Becoming an academy, and joining the Greenshaw family of schools, will enable Broadwater to collaborate closely with like-minded schools – both primary and secondary – and will allow us to offer students and staff an even greater range of opportunities. This is an exciting step in the school’s journey and will help to ensure that Broadwater School continues to thrive in our local community and in the current educational climate.”

Mike Cooper, Chair of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, said: “I am delighted that the governing body and leadership of Broadwater School wants the school to join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.  As a member of the Greenshaw family of schools, Broadwater and its community will benefit, as will the schools already in the Trust.”

As an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust, Broadwater School will maintain its ethos and its place at the heart of its local community, whilst benefiting from quality support services and efficiencies that will ensure the school improves and provides the best opportunities for its students. By becoming an academy, the school’s admissions arrangements will not change, and staff will transfer under TUPE with their current terms and conditions.

Subject to the necessary agreements being reached between the school, the Greenshaw Learning Trust, the Department for Education and Surrey County Council, it is expected that Broadwater should join the Greenshaw Learning Trust on 1 January 2020.

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is an established and successful multi-academy trust with primary and secondary schools in South London, Berkshire, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire. To find out more about the Greenshaw Learning Trust, please click HERE 

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