Four local schools and a college have proposed merging to create one large academy for the Louth area. Cordeaux, Monks' Dyke, Tennyson school in Mablethorpe, Birkbeck school in North Somercotes and the Wolds College would join to form the new academy.
Now people have formed a campaign group, Save Our Schools, because they are worried the move would have a detrimental effect on local education. Sarah Dodds, a teacher, has organised a Facebook group to highlight the issues.
ConcernsA school merger seems on the face of it to be a good way to make some efficiency savings and to set a uniform standard for teaching. But there's actually a lot more involved in moving a school to academy status. These are a few of the group's concerns:
That's an overview of some of the main issues, but if you have questions Sarah Dodds has information packs with more details, or you can join the group.
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