Ask Parents First

A report by parent Mohammed Ashraf

Earlier this year I led the campaign at Montgomery Primary School against forced academy conversion. We campaigned for parents to have a say in the future of the school. Sadly, despite overwhelming opposition from the school community, governors took the decision to proceed with conversion, choosing  AET (Academy Enterprise Trust) as the sponsor in March this year.

AET held a consultation meeting with parents. Like many others I had concerns, but I was reassured at the meeting that AET would be working very closely with the school, parents and the community through the transition. Many questions and worries were raised but reassurances were given. For example parents were concerned about changes to uniform and to the school name. They were assured any changes would by fully consulted with parents first. Reassurances were given that AET wanted to work with parents as partners.

Not long…

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