The Reason for the Consultation:
The Governing Bodies of Fairisle Infant & Nursery School, Fairisle Junior School, Mason Moor Primary School, Newlands Primary School, Oakwood Primary School, Redbridge Primary School, Shirley Warren Primary & Nursery School are proposing to change their legal school category from Community to Foundation and, at the same time, acquire charitable status as a shared co-operative trust; to be known as: Bridge Education Trust (Southampton)
To take this plan forward, the schools are proposing to change category from community to foundation and at the same time to join the newly created cooperative education trust called Bridge Education Trust (Southampton)
The proposed date of implementation (i.e. the date on which any legal change of category would take place and when the school would join the trust) is 1st March 2023.
The process of change will not result in noticeable day to day differences for our school, but we believe that setting up this partnership will allow us to join a group of likeminded education providers and learn from the shared expertise and experience they offer.
You are invited to comment on these proposals at any time until the end of the consultation period, which runs for 4 weeks starting on 5th January 2023 and ending on 2nd February 2023. The full Proposal have been distubuted by each school, if you would like a copy or have further questions please email Trustinfo@rlfederation.net and a member of the team will be in touch with you shortly.
The Vision and Values of our proposed Education Trust
The vision we have for our proposed Education Trust is of a strong partnership that helps us to:
As a Cooperative Education Trust, we will adopt and support the values and principles of the Cooperative movement in our work: all Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Cooperative members also believe in honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.