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Friday 25 May 2012

Children’s centres

From Calderdale NUT:

Primary LA schools that are seeking to convert that have children’s centre’s attached, can anybody share how they tackled/ stopped it happening?

3 answers – add yours below

  1. alasdair said:

    It is a complex area that I know leads to problems post conversion. I have no knowledge of where it has been used as an argument to stop conversion

    8 June 2012 at 9:27am
  2. Shelley Atkinson said:

    Our local primary is considering academy status (although many suspect the decision has already been made). There is a children’s centre currently at the school. A friend asked the manager of the Children’s Centre what would happen to it if the school became an academy, the manager said that she was unsure. Could anyone else shed any light?

    11 August 2012 at 4:41pm
  3. mark said:

    academies technically are only allowed to carry out the business of education, this is to stop them opening supermarkets etc on the sites.

    childrens centres are problems on conversion as a childrens centre theoretically cant be run by an academy, but the staff at the childrens centre will often be employed by the converting schools

    you can expect the LEA to agree some form of ‘fix’ with the converting academy

    1 September 2012 at 2:48pm

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