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Berwick Consultation - Please Read

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Please see below a letter from Sue Aviston who is leading the Consultation into the future of Berwick Schools.

 

Following a staff meeting with Sue earlier this week we would like to stress to you that the two currently proposed options are just the first ideas to be put forward and that Sue and the team are very keen to hear your views on these ideas as well as any alternative ideas that you think may work better than the current proposals.

 

We urge you to attend one of the up coming session and get involved in the changes that may affect the future of education in Berwick.

 

Thank you

Mrs Robertson

 

To : Parents/Carers, Staff Members and Governors

 

This is a reminder that Northumberland County Council’s Consultation (Phase 2) on the structure of schools in the Berwick Partnership is ongoing until 3 March 2023.

 

The Phase 2 Consultation Document sets out the reasons for the consultation and also sets out possible models for school structure (i.e. 3-tier (first/middle/high) or 2-tier (primary/secondary) for parents, pupils, staff, governors and the wider community to consider. It also asks whether you have any alternative ideas about how schools could be structured. You can find the document on the Council’s website at:

 

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/NorthumberlandCountyCouncil/media/Document-store/School%20Consultation/Phase-2-Berwick-Consultation-V3.pdf

 

Once you have read the document, you can submit your views/comments by using the link below:

 

https://haveyoursay.northumberland.gov.uk/education-skills/berwick-consultation-phase-2/consultation/edit

 

We also have a Padlet which has information about the consultation including Frequently Asked Questions and this can be found here - https://padlet.com/Northumberland/Berwick.

 

The Council is also running four public drop-in events early 2023. You can attend any of the drop-in events and this will give you the opportunity to ask questions of Council Officers and relevant School Representatives.

 

The drop-in events will take place as follow:

 

Date: Thursday 12 January 2023, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

 

Venue: Wooler First School, 15 Brewery Lane, Wooler, NE71 6QF

 

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2023, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

 

Venue: Belford Primary School, West Street, Belford, NE70 7QD

 

Date: Saturday 21 January 2023, 10 am to 2 pm

 

Venue: Berwick Academy, Adams Drive, Spittal, Berwick, TD15 2JF

 

Date: Thursday 9 February 2023, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

 

Venue: Berwick Middle School, Lovaine Terrace, Berwick, TD15 1LA (please note this is a change to the previously advertised venue)

 

I hope to see you at one of the above events.

 

Sue Aviston

Head of school Organisation and Resources