Our ‘Section 10 Consultation’ begins!
As part of the process of opening a Free School, we are required to complete a public consultation to determine whether our Trust should enter into a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education. That involves making the local community aware of our plans for the school, and inviting the public to give us their thoughts, questions and concerns.
From today, 19th October, we will be reaching out to as many people as possible who may be impacted by our school; local mainstream schools, parents and carers, local residents, local community organisations, local religious groups and more.
Over the next 6 weeks, we’ll be sending out 5000 leaflets to homes around the school, running adverts in the Hastings Observer and getting in touch with all our key stakeholders, plus lots more!
Helen Kay, Founder and Chair of Trustees, is keen to hear from as many people as possible; something that is a little more challenging than normal, due to the current Covid19 situation.
"We’ve tried to find ways to get around the standard face-to-face meetings that we would ordinarily have hosted. For example, we’ll be running three online events, so we can still invite large numbers of the public to find out more about us”, she said.
For anyone who would like to get involved, online events will be running on Zoom on the following days:
Wednesday 28th October at 2pm
Saturday 7th November at 10am
Tuesday 10th November at 8pm
If you would like to attend, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For anyone who can’t make it, you can still let us know what you think by completing a short survey here.
The consultation will be running for 6 weeks, until 29th November.