Posted on: November 12th - 2021

Langley Park Learning Trust ran a consultation on the proposal to merge with Impact Multi Academy Trust from Friday 17th September to Friday 15th October 2021.

As part of this consultation, our schools wrote to all parents/carers to bring the proposal to their attention. We also wrote to local elected representatives, other local schools and our local authority. Finally we held a consultation meeting with our staff and their union representatives. 

LPLT received 14 responses, of which two were joint responses to LPLT and Impact. A small number of staff and union representatives attended the consultation meeting. 

Overall, the responses received were positive. The main issue raised was whether this proposal would lead to the creation of new feeder schools. This is definitely not the intention of either Trust, and we went back to everybody who raised this issue to confirm that was the case. 

Other issues raised were: 

  • Issues around staff terms and conditions. 
  • Maintaining existing positive cultures of all schools in the newly formed Trust. 

Since the closure of the consultation our proposal has also received an in principle agreement from the Department for Education’s Regional Schools Commissioner. 

The Trust will now be considering all consultation responses received, as well as conducting our own due diligence. We will also continue to work with Impact on exploring next steps. We remain clear that we will only go ahead if Trustees are confident that doing so will improve the standard of education for children. 

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