I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately.. but things have not been forgotten.
The “winner” of the parent governor position was Sandra Byrne. She has promised to be hands-on and to speak her mind. I wish her luck.
The new permanent head has been appointed – Mr Schilling. As you know, he was brought in by the Diocese in January to assist with the running of the school. There seems to have been very little discussion about his appointment – this should be a matter for the full board of Governors, but the announcement was made before a meeting took place. Nevertheless, in my multiple dealings with him over the last three months, he has seemed receptive and interested, so I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt for the time being.
And finally … it’s now two months since the LEA replied to us promising that the Diocese would be dealing with the complaint and that they would be in touch. Needless to say, we have heard precisely nothing from them. I have therefore emailed Nick Page at Salford and the Office for Education at the Diocese giving them one further week to respond or I will escalate the complaint to the Secretary of State. (as per Education Act 1996, s. 409 & 497). We will keep you informed as to any progress.