Firstly I would like to start by introducing myself as the new Chair of Governors, having been elected by the governing body to take on this very important position. Our previous chair, Linda Bennett will continue as Vice Chair and I would like to place on record the thanks of all governors for the fantastic work she has done over the past two years.
As a governing body we are very aware that we have not updated you all on the academisation process since May this year. At the time Linda confirmed that the process was taking time due to the rigorous due diligence process; we are a large school with some complex land and building matters that needed to be resolved before we were able to become part of the Rightforsuccess Trust. All parties concerned needed to ensure that everything was in place for a successful transition.