As you will be aware the school has consulted on and been preparing to convert to an academy for the last nine months. In this period the governors and staff have worked diligently to ensure that the conversion has been as smooth as possible.
The Secretary of State for Education has now granted the academy order and as of the 1st March 2017 Rivington and Blackrod High school will convert into an academy. Rivington and Blackrod School will become part of the Leverhulme Academy Church of England and Community Trust along with Harper Green School.
This is a new and exciting chapter in the history of our school and will allow for greater collaboration with other partners to ensure that we provide the highest quality of education for the students we serve. We will continue to put students first in all we do and by having effective partnerships we will provide the opportunities that will ensure all students can achieve their dreams and aspirations.
The Trust, governors and staff will ensure that the vison and ethos of the school underpins all we do. We will continue to provide the opportunities for all students to develop academically, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a diverse range of experiences that will enable them to develop skills for lifelong learning. We will provide learning environments where the unique talents of each student is recognised, nurtured and celebrated.
Over the next few weeks we will provide more information on Leverhulme Academy Trust and the governance structure for Rivington and Blackrod High school.
I would like to thank you all for your continued support.
Mrs J Marsden
Chair of Governors