Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy

May 2nd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Final Plea to Chair of Governors before they sneak through a vote

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…Lewisham Council and the School have already spent long hours investing in the concept and seeing the materialization of the joint venture. It seems unethical and irresponsible of the school to lurch into the future, ignoring this history by going it alone without including the community.

It couldn’t be argued that the document settles the case in favour of academy conversion. I have not been personally convinced that becoming an academy will be an advantage for the school. At no point in this consultation has the school explained how this will improve the education of our children. 

Given the irreversibility of the decision to convert to an academy I plead again to the governing body “to make a decision with your eyes wide open”.

The governing body has a duty of care to answer all the questions of parents and the community, address all the points above with ease and confidence. Only by proper consultation can you leave no doubt before any vote is taken.


You can read the full text of the letter to Keith Geary sent before the meeting of governors on Wednesday 4th May 2011.

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