Newsletter June 2018
Chichester Observer Academy Article
You may have seen an article in the Chichester Observer relating to staffing arrangements as we move towards becoming part of Solent Academies Trust (SAT). The quote I am referring to was attributed to Alison Beane, Executive Head teacher of SAT, and was ‘all members of staff were being invited to stay on, including the current headteacher, Pam Ridgwell, who was ‘considering her position’.’ As part of the conversion, a formal TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment) process takes place where all members of staff and their current contracts transfer over to the academy. Any changes to staff contracts must be undertaken as part of a formal management of change process and currently there are no plans to do this whilst Littlegreen remains a LA School. Miss Ridgwell is in the same position as all staff and so I would like to make it clear that the comment ‘she is considering her position’ is not an accurate reflection of the current situation.
Patrick Cummings Chair of the IEB