Conversion to Academy StatusPosted: 13/12/11
At a meeting of the governing body on 12th December, following an extensive consultation process with staff, pupils, parents and all other local stakeholders and partners, the decision was made to convert Chiswick Community School to Academy status with a projected conversion date of March 1st 2012.
Before taking the decision, governors considered a range of views submitted including those of parents who attended the consultation meeting on 22nd November and the 29 individual submissions received; of these, 25 were in favour of conversion and 4 against. We are grateful to everyone who took the trouble to respond. (Although relatively small, the number was similar to other recently converting schools.) Governors also considered the headteacher’s financial projection and planning detailing how the additional funding over the next three years would be used to assist our journey to becoming an Ofsted-graded outstanding school.
Governors considered and discussed various interesting and specific views put forward as to how the conversion might be implemented, for example school name and uniform. We will continue these discussions with staff and students early next term before final conversion takes place.
We will ensure that Chiswick continues to be an outward looking school keen to continue partnership with all stakeholders, including Hounslow LA. We believe that this is the right decision for Chiswick students at this time, and will now concentrate on managing as seamless a transition as possible.
Andrew Dodge (Chair of Governors)