King Alfred School moves a step closer to academy status
King Alfred School has this week confirmed that it is moving closer
to gaining academy status.
Governing Body of Highbridge's King Alfred School has decided
to complete the conversion of the school into an Academy.
will become part of the Clevedon Learning Trust (CLT) on 1st September
2016, or as soon as possible thereafter, having considered the
feedback and views received in response to the public consultation.
Denise Hurr told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is an exciting
step forward for the School and I anticipate working with the
CLT and our advisers to achieve the conversion of the School to
an Academy, subject to the approval of the Department for Education
conversion will allow King Alfred School to focus on educational
improvement to become outstanding, and to share the developmental
skills offered by the CLT."
She added: "There will be greater career development opportunities
for teachers and support staff, and scope for the good practice
of our School to be shared."
School's identity (uniform and school logo) will be retained,
with no visible changes."
Mackay, Chair of Governors, added: "We concluded that it
remained in the best interests of the School to convert into an
Academy, as part of the Clevedon Learning Trust."
is on the basis of the School being an equal partner within the
Multi-Academy Trust, allowing us to be in full control of our
addition, we will retain our local governing body and general
autonomy, as well as having a representative on the CLT Trust