DAME KATE DETHRIDGE’S UPDATE ON THE ACADEMISATION PROGRAMME
We were delighted to welcome Regional Schools’ Commissioner for North-West London and South Central England, Dame Kate Dethridge to our Winter Conference on 9th December 2021. Many of you will remember Dame Kate as a leader within the Reading schools’ community: as the Headteacher of (formerly) Churchend Primary School, Kate successfully steered its conversion to a primary academy in 2012.
If you govern on either a Single Academy Trust board or a maintained Local Authority governing board, you should be regularly assessing the progress of the academies programme as part of your duty to plan strategically for your school’s future, as it is a strong and ongoing element of the Department for Education’s direction of travel.
If you missed our conference, you can see Dame Kate’s presentation slides and also access the recording from the conference. The RSC team is very happy to answer any of your questions, including how to find details of which Multi Academy Trusts are operating in your area, and you can contact them directly here.
Chair – Julia Cottee
Vice-Chair – Richard Rolfe
Treasurer – Chris Robinson
Clerk – Hazel Archer
Officers – John Ennis, Matt Espley, Yvonne Newman
Associates – Alice Boon, Sarah Shortt
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