Academy Conversion Consultation
Tring School has been following the position of Academy conversion both within Herts and nationwide. Nothing is more important to us than ensuring that our students get the best opportunities available and that includes exceeding expectations when it comes to their academic outcomes and developing their skills as well educated young people.
With that in mind, it will come as no surprise that we, along with many other schools across the UK, have been looking at the option of becoming an Academy. Governors have recently met with the Hertfordshire County Council advisor on Academies in order to gain an overview of the benefits and responsibilities of becoming an Academy.
At the last full Governing Body meeting on 8 December 2011, the Governors and Leadership Team made a unanimous decision to begin the consultation process and investigations that are the first stage in the decision making process towards conversion to Academy status. At this point, no decision to convert has been made. We feel that it is important to share this information with our parents, students and the wider community so that people are fully aware of the developments taking place. The school is holding briefing and information sessions later this month for staff, students and parents.
You might already know what is involved in becoming an Academy, but for clarity we have prepared an information document which is available in the documents section for you to read.
We will be adding all relevant information to this area of our website as and when it becomes available.
If you have any comments or queries about our application to convert to Academy status, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order that your opinions are considered in the consultation process.
|Mrs J Donald
|| Mrs S Collings
|Acting Chair of Governors