Eckington School – LEAP Academy Trust
LEAP Academy Trust is required to consult on its admissions arrangements for its schools if a) changes have been made to a school’s admissions arrangements or b) if a school has not consulted upon its admissions policy in the last 7 years.
As a result, the Trust is consulting upon the admissions arrangements for Eckington School: This is for the allocation of school places for the start of the academic year in 2024/2025. The consultation is running for a 6 week period from Monday 28th November 2022 to Monday 2nd January 2023
The proposed changes include:
· A reduction in the Proposed Admission Number from 280 to 240 due to a decrease in pupil numbers.
A full copy of the proposed admission arrangements can be viewed here
Please email any comments on these proposals by the end date to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission authorities must determine (formally agree) the admission arrangements for their school by 28 February 2023. Following the consultation period, the final determined admission arrangements will be published.
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)
At Eckington School, we have high expectations for our students: we aspire to “Achieving Excellence” in all that we do, so not only do we expect students to strive to excel in their academic studies, but also to develop resilience and character, through all of school life: including exposure to wide-ranging extra-curricular activities, school trips, their studies and through their social and friendship groups.
Our Remote Learning Hub provides a effective and safe learning environment for staff and pupils alike.
Students can use their school email address and password to access the hub here.
Parents/Carers can visit our Useful Links page to access the vital information they require (such as SIMS Parent App, Parent Pay) to support their children when learning in school and at home.
Our Remote Education Provision document provides clear expectations and details of Eckington’s Remote Learning provision. Read the document to find how our learning is structured, how to access online resources and how to support your child with remote education.
The document also provides clarity and transparency to students and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire year groups (or bubbles) to remain at home.
This year, all of our Parents’ Consultation Evenings will run through the website SchoolCloud. This is an online appointment booking system that allows parents to choose their own appointment times with teachers. The website can be accessed from any device.
Our SIMS Parent app allows us to provide information to parents in real-time. Whether it’s sharing information on homework, timetables, school reports or conduct, parents can stay on top of their child’s progress throughout their education.
We send automated alerts and notifications directly to parents’ phones, and the SIMS Parent App dashboard gives a clear overview of their child’s school life.
For more information on registering for SIMS Parent App, please contact us.
Achieving Excellence is the overriding ambition of the LEAP Multi Academy Trust. We place students at the centre of everything we do, creating a culture of success and a love of learning which enhances students’ achievement and their personal, social and emotional development.Trust Website