Notification of the intention of the Governors of Garstang High School to proceed towards Academy status has been given.
This has profound implications for all the pupils, parents, teachers, governors, ancilliary staff: in fact, for the whole community. There are bound to be many questions you would like to ask about it.
As this decision is irreversible - there is no route back once an Acedemy Order has been issued by the Secretary of State - it is vitally important that all parties are fully involved in an open, transparent and democratic consultation process where all the pros and cons may be FULLY scrutinised and any subsequent decisions owned by all of us.
In order to facilitate this, I have set up this web page giving information about Academy status and offering the opportunity for ALL, whether pro or anti Academy, to engage in a full and frank debate about the issues. The site includes links to the Academies Act 2010, articles and other relevant information.
Submissions to the site are welcome from BOTH sides of the debate and comments will be open for everyone to make or just to read. Comments are moderated before publication so please don't worry if they don't appear immediately. Anonymous comments are permitted.
Please make comments that are, as far as possible, reasoned and evidence based. Innapropriate language or comments attacking a person rather than an argument (ad hominem) will not be permitted.
Comments from pupils are also welcome, but the spelling better be good!
To comment on any post just click on 'comment' at the foot of each post. To submit a post for inclusion on the page please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the responsibilty of the poster to obtain any copyright clearances necessary.
Thank you for visiting. I look forward to hearing your views.
Maurice Pennance - Parent