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Vision Evening at Polebrook CE Primary on Thursday, April 23rd at 6.30pm- all invited

I am writing to inform you about the progress of Polebrook CE Primary School in its collaboration with Glapthorn CE Primary School and the Rutland Learning Trust (RLT). As you are aware, we have shared an Executive Headship for the past 14 months and have had access to significant support from RLT.

The governors and leaders of Polebrook School are delighted with the improvements this has stimulated and hope to further this partnership by formally joining the Rutland Learning Trust and converting to an Academy. You may also be aware that Glapthorn School has recently completed the conversion process and has become an academy.
We received the consent of the Department for Education for our conversion to academy and they issued an Academy Order for Polebrook School last week. This means that we are now able to begin the conversion process.


We would like to invite you to a Vision Evening at Polebrook CE Primary on Thursday, April 23rd at 6.30pm, to hear more about our plans for the school. The executive headteacher will share our revised school vision, values and aims, which build on the strengths of Polebrook School and align us with those of RLT. Rob Gooding, CEO of RLT, will present on the vision, values and aims of RLT. There will also be opportunities to talk informally to the speakers.


We have secured the agreement of Northamptonshire County Council and of the Peterborough Diocese Board of Education, both of who currently oversee the school, for our conversion to an academy and will be undertaking a formal consultation with the community, especially parents and carers. The consultation opens with this letter and closes on Thursday, 30th April 2020. We invite you to submit any questions, comments or concerns you may have about our conversion to academy to the school by email or letter. The email addresses of the Chair of Governors and the Executive Headteacher are given at the end of this letter, alternatively responses can be sent to us at the school office. Responses submitted before 23rd April will be addressed during the presentations to the Vision Evening.


The Vision Evening on 23rd April also forms part of our consultation with you, so please do come along to find out more about these exciting developments for our fantastic school.