Timeline of events and public correspondence regarding the MAC

In summary the public face of this process to-date adds up to about 11 pages of A4 that have been issued to parents of the school.  That’s at least an environmentally friendly process for 5 primary schools and 1 secondary school MAC! However, at various points individual parents who have expressed concern have received personal assurances from the former Governing Body and the DES that consultation would be an ongoing part of the process and that as a group we are now forced to question whether this has translated from rhetoric into reality?

  • 20th March 2013 – 4 Page consultation outline proposal for MAC conversion for 5 Primary Schools and 1 Secondary issued to parents.
  • 17th April 2013 – Letter from school for Academy Consultation Evening planned 23rd April 2013.
  • 23rd April 2013 – Meeting at school with parents re the MAC starts at 7pm.
  • 3rd May 2013 – MAC FAQ’s issued to parents.
  • July 2013 – Academy Conversion Letter issued to parents.
  • 11th September 2013 – Notice given to school of an Ofsted inspection.
  • 11th September 2013 – Multi Academy Conversion Letter loaded to website. The schools have converted.
  • 12th September 2013 – Ofsted Inspection at school.
  • 27th September 2013 – Letter back to parents indicating – All six schools have submitted applications to become MAC.
  • 15th October 2013 – Parents meeting at school about Ofsted Report.
  • 17th October 2013 – School inspection report released.
  • 4th December 2014 – Meeting with Colmore Team and Helen Miles at school. The Strategic Plan to get us out of special measures.
  • 15th January 2014 – Parents Strategic Consultation Group met for the first time. Feedback by the parents to the parents.
  • 5th February 2014 – Parents Strategic Consultation Group. Feedback?
  • 12th March 2014 – IEB Established at school.
  • April 2014  – Hollie Parish MAC Update “DfE brokerage teams are putting together a submission to the ministers.  If this is successful we will be granted an Academy order and the legal and process of conversion will start in earnest.
  • 23rd June 2014 – Open Letter to IEB requesting proper consultation on the MAC.
  • 24th June 2014 – Form added to the school website for Academy Foundation Director Application.
  • 27th June 2014 – Meeting offered to parents by the IEB on Monday 7th July.
  • 7th July 2014 – Meeting about the MAC.
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