17 JAN 2019

Statement from Therese on Felixstowe Academy and Langer Primary

I'm pleased that following a rigorous process the Department of Education has today confirmed that the Unity SchoolsPartnership will take over the running of both Felixstowe Academy and Langer Primary School from the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) this year.

The Unity Schools Partnership already runs schools in Suffolk and one of its directors is the County Council cabinet member responsible for education. Led by a former schools commissioner who previously had oversight of the academy in recent years, Tim Coulson, I fully expect Unity to hit the ground running and am pleased that they will start working at the school straightaway with AET.

I had a meeting recently with the National Schools Commissioner about how they would monitor necessary improvements. What matters in all of this is the children at these schools - and I look forward to rapid progress being made in their best interests.

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