Lucy Powell – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lucy Powell on 2015-10-26.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on (a) how many staff will be employed on contracts to work at both the recently approved grammar school site in Kent and the existing grammar school that it will be annexed to and (b) how frequently staff will be expected to work on both these sites.

Edward Timpson

The expansion proposal from the Weald of Kent confirms that the school intends to provide students with a range of opportunities across the curriculum, utilising facilities on both sites. Extra-curricular activities and assemblies will also be shared across both locations.

The proposal confirms that the expanded school will have the same leadership, governance, and management arrangements as the existing academy. A single governing body, one headteacher, and one senior leadership team (SLT) with whole school responsibilities will ensure that the current ethos, standards, and quality of learning would be secured in the expanded school.

In addition to the headteacher and SLT, heads of department will work across both sites. All new staff contracts will include a requirement that staff may be deployed across the school estate, and all staff will attend training sessions at both sites.

The frequency of movement will be in line with delivery of the curriculum.