In April 2017, the Corporation at Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College resolved to hold a comprehensive and in-depth consultation around a proposal to form and lead a Multi Academy Trust. You can find all relevant updates regarding the merger below.
1st November – Update
Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College was granted academy status by the Secretary of State for Education, as of 1st November 2017. The College is part of a Multi Academy Trust, Tees Valley Collaborative Trust, which also came into being on this date.
As a strong trust, we will be able to secure and enhance the excellent educational opportunities we provide to students from schools across the Tees Valley.
We want to offer young people access to the best possible education at each and every level, from the age of 3 and upwards. Our aim for the new Trust is to bring together complementary strengths from all levels of the education system and, by the sharing of specialist and excellent teaching expertise, improve standards and educational outcomes across the partnership as a whole.
A report on the outcomes of the consultation undertaken regarding this change can be found here.
30th June 2017 – Consultation update
Proposal to dissolve the corporation of Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College and transfer the property, rights, assets and liabilities to a newly incorporated Multi Academy Trust, to be known as Tees Valley Collaborative Trust.
The corporation carried out a public consultation from 28th April 2017 to 1st June 2017.
The consultation was a comprehensive, open and transparent process and consisted of:
- A consultation document that was distributed to key stakeholders
- Online access to the consultation document and optional response proforma
- A statutory notice in the Teesside Gazette and the Guardian regarding the college’s proposal to form and lead a multi academy trust
- Public consultation meetings
- Letters to students and Parents/carers
- Consultation meetings with staff
The consultation asked the question “Do you support the proposal for Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College to form and lead a multi academy trust?
Respondents were also given the opportunity to add any comments in respect of the proposal.
A consultation response document which includes a summary of responses and next steps has been published and is available free of charge online or by contacting either college via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
1st June 2017 – Consultation update
The consultation period has now closed. Thank you to all who got in touch to share your thoughts. We will now produce a response document which will be issued within one month of the close date [by 1st July 2017]. This document will be made available free of charge to anyone who requests it.
28th April 2017 – Consultation around a proposal to form and lead a Multi Academy Trust
You may have recently read about our Governing Body’s decision to conduct a comprehensive consultation around a proposal to form and lead a Multi Academy Trust
During the consultation period, we will be constantly updating this online toolkit with all of the information you need in order to find out more and make a response to our plans.
If you have any further queries which arise over the coming weeks, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our consultation process aims to be as transparent, meticulous and detailed as possible, to ensure everyone is informed, and given their chance to have their say, about key developments. We are available via email on firstname.lastname@example.org and will respond to any queries within five working days.
Letters to students, parents and friends of the college
Responding to our proposal
We welcome the opportunity for feedback on our proposal. Download our pro forma document, which can be returned to the college via post or email.
This document is available in many formats. Please contact the college reception for more details.
Please note, all responses must be received by Thursday 1st June 2017.
If you want to find out more about our proposals and visit a public meeting on a drop-in basis, we welcome you to come along to:
- Prior Pursglove College on Monday 15th May, 5-7pm
- Stockton Sixth Form College on Tuesday 9th May, 5-7pm