We informed you earlier in the school term that Eckington School would be transferring to a new, sponsor Trust. We are pleased to notify you that the Department for Education’s Regional Director has decided that Chorus Education Trust will be the sponsor.
This is excellent news. Colleagues from Chorus have been instrumental in leadership improvements during this school year. They have developed good knowledge of the school, its students and its areas for improvement. They have made progress in a number of notable areas, as explained to you in the Ofsted update from Mr Sitch and Mr McGrath at half term.
This decision allows these foundations to be built upon. It means that we can ensure continuity in the coming months as the legal transfer process from LEAP to Chorus is completed.
We will write to you again as the transfer work proceeds.
Kim Bottomley Wayne Barsby
(Chair, LEAP Trust) (Chief Executive, LEAP Trust)