Open Q & A Sessions:
The governors have arranged two open sessions (via Zoom) for parents and others in the wider community / stakeholders as follows:
Tuesday 22nd June at 8pm (hosted by St John's) and Thursday 24th June at 6pm (hosted by St Nic's).
At each session there will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. Feel free to attend whichever session suits you. The Zoom details are included at the end of this message. There is an opportunity to submit your questions via the following link either in advance or during the live meetings:
You can also use this QR code to access the question form. These will be collated during the live sessions and answered as fully as possible.
The Zoom details for the meetings are below:
Federation Consultation Q&A Session 1
22 June 2021 8pm Join Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 757 6571 6443
Federation COnsultation Q&A Session 2
24 June 2021 6pm Join Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 723 5780 4859
Dear Parents/Carers, Staff and the wider School Community,
The governors of St John the Evangelist Infant and Nursery School and St Nicolas C.E. Junior School have been looking at ways of working more closely together to make the best educational provision for children in our local community.
Both governing boards have agreed to consult with parents/carers, staff, the Local Authority, the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education, members of the local community and local churches on a proposal to federate the two schools.
During the past few months, the governors of both schools have been exploring the idea of federating and have developed the attached document to explain what a federation is, and what it might look like in practical terms. We have highlighted some of the significant issues to assist parents/carers, members of staff and other interested parties, and this is now your opportunity to let us know your views about this proposal.
The document contains the following:
· An outline of the proposal
· Information about how you can give your views
· Frequently Asked Questions
It will be published on the websites of both schools from midday on Tuesday 25th May 2021, when the formal consultation process begins, until midday on 13th July 2021. Hard copies will also be made available in the school offices.
The consultation process has been designed to help us find out what you think about the proposal and we would like to hear your views, so that the governing boards of both schools can make an informed decision on whether to federate or not. (A name for the proposed federation would be consulted on and approved of as part of a separate process.)
Jane Renouf and Sue Brown (Co-Chairs of Governors at St John the Evangelist School)
Rachel Winchester (Chair of Governors at St Nicolas School)
Tuesday 25th May 2021