On 2 September, the new Fishponds Church of England Academy in Bristol became the first Academy sponsored by the Diocese, opening its doors for the first year of its new status.
The attached document provides a brief overview of different ways of working in partnership with other schools to support, amongst other things, sustainability, school improvement and financial stability. This is a constantly changing scene with new models arriving regularly.
If your school is considering adopting academy status, these documents contain important information and guidance.
May 2011 - Academy process checklist, Process diagram
John Swainston was appointed Director of Educaiton in October 2012. He joined the department in January 2012 as Partnership Adviser to work with all our schools, including Academies.
We are keen to support Church schools, whatever their status, through the rapidly changing educational climate. He is also involved in developing service provision for schools and in developing new school networks.
To see a video interview with John click here.
Tel: 0117 906 0100