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Communication to Falmouth MAT Parents,
Staff and Governors
Wednesday 5th February 2020
We wrote to you during the autumn term 2019 regarding the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West’s (RSC) intention to transfer Falmouth School to another multi-academy trust and we have now been informed that a decision on this will be made on March 16th 2020.
As we have previously stated we would like our three schools to remain together. The Diocese of Truro and our Trust Board will have the final say on whether the move to the new MAT will be in the best interests of our two Church of England primary schools.
The RSC works with a regional Headteacher Board to oversee the work of all academies and trusts in the South West of England. Our Trust Board, Headteachers and Chairs of our Local Governing Boards wrote to the RSC with comments on the proposed options for the rebrokerage of Falmouth School and the future of our primary schools. We believe that these were considered by the RSC and Headteacher Board in January 2020.
It has been decided before the final decision is made by the Headteachers’ Board on the 16th March 2020 that a formal partnership should be explored with The Roseland MultiAcademy Trust.
This Trust is made up of the following schools:
• The Roseland Academy - 11 to 16 years.
• Tregony Community Primary School - 4 to 11 years.
• Gerrans School - 4 to 11 years.
• Treviglas Academy - 11 to 18 years.
Going forward while we explore this formal partnership, we will continue to focus on the Falmouth MAT priorities and in particular supporting Falmouth School.
Karen Bond, the Vice-Chair of the Trust Board/National Leader of Governance stated: ‘The Trust Board are looking forward to working with The Roseland MAT to ensure that governance will be effective in supporting and challenging all of the schools to provide the very best education for all of the children within a caring, and supportive community should this amalgamation be formalised’.
Mark Lees, our Interim CEO said: ‘The continued success of our schools and the best interests of all of our pupils, staff, parents and the local community will be at the heart of our discussions with any future potential partner.’
In the meantime, we will continue to share updates on this process with you as and when we receive them.
The Falmouth Trust Board – February 2020