Proposals for School Organisation in the Coquet Partnership

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Closes 29 Jun 2022

Introduction

Northumberland County Council has committed £25.5m towards the replacement and refurbishment of school buildings in the Coquet Partnership.  However, before carrying out this work to schools, the Council needs to know that it is investing in a school structure that will deliver consistently good outcomes for all children and young people, and that it is sustainable for the current and future generations to come.    

Over the last few months, Council officers have been talking to headteachers and school Chairs of Governors to gain their views on the current educational structure in Coquet.  While there were some varying responses, the school leaders all agreed that it is now the right time for the views of everyone with an interest in education in Coquet to be captured.  The schools have therefore asked the Council to carry out a wider consultation with parents, staff, governors, pupils and the wider public. 

This consultation document sets out the key issues faced by schools in the partnership, and asks for your views on whether the current structure or the proposed primary/secondary school structure would deliver a good and sustainable school system in the Coquet area.  We are also asking if you have any alternative suggestions that you think could be a viable option for delivering these aims. 

Whether you are a member of staff in a Coquet school, a parent of school-age children, a local resident, or anyone with an interest in education in the area, I hope that you will take this opportunity to submit your views and help to shape the future of schools in the Coquet Partnership. 

Audrey Kingham  

 

Joint Interim Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Children’s Services 

Northumberland County Council