Please fill in the consultation questionnaire below.

Please complete any response no later than noon on Friday 26th May 2017.

It would be useful if you could provide us with your contact details, especially if you represent a particular organisation, but you do not need to do so. Thank you.

  • Aldington Primary School, Roman Road, Aldington , Ashford , KENT TN25 7EE
  • Brabourne CE Primary School, School Lane, Brabourne, Ashford, KENT TN25 5LQ
  • Brook Primary School, Spelders Hill, Brook, Ashford , KENT TN25 5PB
  • Challock Primary School, Church Lane, Challock, Ashford , KENT TN25 4BU
  • Chilham St. Mary’s CE Primary School, School Hill, Chilham, KENT CT4 8DE
  • Goat Lees Primary School, ,Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford, KENT TN24 9RR
  • Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School, Bridge Street, Wye, KENT, TN25 5EA
  • Mersham Primary School, Church Road, Mersham, Ashford, KENT TN25 6NU
  • Phoenix Primary School, Belmont Road, Ashford , KENT TN24 9LS
  • Smeeth Primary School, Caroland Close, Smeeth, Ashford, TN25 6RX 
Thank you for taking the time to complete this response form.  We value your opinion and can assure you that Governors will take your comments into careful consideration when deciding how to proceed.

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* 1. How do you feel about the school/s changing category and acquiring (joining) a Partnership Trust?

Goat Lees Primary School is already a Foundation School and so would not change category but simply join the CARE Foundation Trust
Brabourne CE Primary School and Chilham CE Primary School are Voluntary Controlled CE schools will not change category and will therefore acquire full partnership status within the Trust.

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* 2. How do you feel about the school working with the other CARE Foundation Trust partners and with other partners listed in the documentation: Canterbury Christchurch University, Canterbury Diocesan Board of Education, Ashford Chamber of Commerce, Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Co-operative Schools Network)

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* 3. How do you feel about the vision?

Our vision is to achieve substantial and sustained improvement of standards across a dynamic learning community where all the pupils that we serve have their individual needs met.

We want to ensure that local schools remain accountable to local people; this will be the case for all schools in the trust. Irrespective of which school our young people attend, we see them as our shared responsibility

Across all our schools, we will focus on:
  • Improving  and sustaining the quality of learning and teaching
  • Improving the wellbeing and behaviour of our young people
  • Enhancing capacity by sharing resources and expertise
  • Improving value for money in a time of real terms reduction in funding
  • Supporting and developing current and future leaders
The key aims for our Trust are to:
  1. Develop outstanding teaching resulting in sustained high-quality outcomes for all our learners.
  2. Ensure that our education partnership includes working with the wider community.
  3. Harness the practical benefits of a wider working group
  4. Ensure the continued engagement of local people in the education of their children

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* 4. We propose that the Trust would appoint the legal minimum of 2 governors to each consulting school’s Governing Board, thereby linking the Trust more closely to each of the governing boards involved and further strengthening these.

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* 5. Do you have any other comments, concerns or suggestions about our proposals?