Sinfin Community School will become an academy
SINFIN Community School is to become an academy under the control of educational charity Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust and away from local authority control.
Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove approved the move, despite teaching staff opposition, after a consultation revealed “more than half of the respondents agreed the school should become and academy”.
Mr Gove set academy conversion in motion last autumn when he replaced the existing governing body with an interim executive board to consult on the school’s future, following “a long history of underperformance”.
Conversion is expected to take place on May 1 or as soon as possible after that date.