Our application to join the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT) has now been approved and we are currently in the process of converting. Unfortunately there have been some delays to the conversion process because of land issues. The expected conversion date is now 1st February 2020.
Academy Conversion - information:
Following the parental consultation in March 2017 an application to join the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust (DoWMAT) was made by the Governors.This application has now been accepted and we are hoping to become part of the DoWMAT by September 2019.
We are aware that it has been some time since the parental consultation and that we have had new pupils joining our school. Therefore we wanted to ensure that all our parents are fully informed about the implications of Callow End CE Primary joining DoWMAT. A list of frequently asked questions and their answers can be found below, together with a link to the DoWMAT website which is a source of important information about the trust.
The Governors and I are confident that joining DoWMAT will enable us to keep our identity, visions, values and ethos whilst enabling our school to continue to flourish and improve in the future. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact Mrs Wilkinson or the Governing Body via the school office.
Mrs Sarah Wilkinson
Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust - FAQ
Governors have been reviewing the matter of Academies over the last few years and have regularly discussed this topic at their Governing Body meetings.
The consensus until recently has been that we saw no benefit to our children in making a change. However, the Governors are now of the opinion that it is now in our children’s best interest to start the process to convert to academy status because:
- The support offered by the Local Authority (Worcestershire County Council) has diminished.
- The Diocese of Worcester has recently set up a Multi-Academy Trust (DoWMAT) which we believe will provide better support for our school and our children in the future.
Documents relating to the conversion process will appear on this page. The latest documents are at the top.