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Micheal Gove I too show a vote of no Confidence

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bongobaby Tue 26-Mar-13 11:33:20

It,s hard to believe that a school is closing down to make way for another school to take over. A new primary academy open for 2 years billed as a small village school with 300 pupils now wants to expand so that they can have a 4 form entry with an intake of upto 728 children. They applied to the Government for this and were granted the go ahead to expand.
Our children in the school that is being closed down have been told to leave the school in July as the expanding primary will be taking over our building.
How is it possible that children can be kicked out of school for another school to take over? Our children have been treated with such cruel disregard and are very upset at this treatment and how can it be fair?
The owners have given up the lease on our building Ten years early so that this can go ahead. But I,m also angry that Micheal Gove would give this the okay knowing that our building was fully operational with children already in it.
And that the charitable trust that provided our childrens education can be allowed to do this and not be held accountable for their actions as they have dressed it up as a buisness review.

meditrina Tue 26-Mar-13 17:29:55

Who owns/runs the school that is closing? LEA?

HollyBerryBush Tue 26-Mar-13 17:33:05

Really the school is being expanded and has new management.

It's common place in the South, although I gather in more rural areas this just isn't really starting to happen yet.

The governors will have given the go a head for it. It doesn't 'just happen' unless it is deemed a failing school and an academy chain will be found to take it over - even so the governors still have to be complicit

bongobaby Tue 26-Mar-13 18:30:56

The owners are a charitable education trust provider and it,s an Independant school. basically our children have been kicked out to make way for an already up and running primary academy to expand into our buildingThe trustee,s made the decision to give up the lease on our building without consultation with the parents behind our backs.
The sadness is that our school was not a failing school and this was done as a buisiness decision, Really badly.

bluescissors Tue 26-Mar-13 18:40:07

So how is this Gove's fault? The "private charitable educational trust" has made a business decision with scant regard for its clientele, the fee payers. That's private education at the end if the day.... A business.

I'm sorry for you and your DC. Which trust is it? Spill the beans!

bongobaby Tue 26-Mar-13 19:06:08

Micheal Gove gave the academy the go ahead. How can it be that in this day and age school kids are treated in this way to make way for a school that already has 300 chikdren in it. And then chuck out kids in a school that was not failing and tell them to be on their way. Cfbt is the so called education trust that has done this and its not the first time either. Feel so sorry for our children who are out come July.

bongobaby Tue 26-Mar-13 19:09:03

They only gave us the notice in Febuary leaving us not alot of time to find other school places

bessieb Mon 01-Apr-13 20:27:47

CfBT are a very ruthless organisation. Not only ruthless but frankly fairly amateur too so making a right hash of their Independent and also the Free Schools they are now getting involved in. Stay away any parent considering sending a child to a CfBT school..!

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