We will be holding an engagement event for the Northumberland County Council Special Free School.
The engagement event will be on 17th May 2019 at Blyth Civic Centre, NE24 9SB. We would like you to save the date in your diaries.
Exact timings will be confirmed in due course but we would appreciate if you could confirm your attendance at the engagement event for refreshment/resource requirements.
The Special Free School will provide education for SEMH and ASD pupils with moderate learning needs from 11 – 16 year olds (KS3 & 4).
The original application that Northumberland County Council submitted in October 2018, can be viewed here. The document sets out the key information regarding the school that NCC will be establishing alongside DfE. Trusts should use the information within the document, alongside the engagement events, to determine whether they would like to apply to open the school, and on which to base their application.
Please note, if you are not already part of an academy trust, you will be required to convert to academy in order to be involved in the Special Free School. If you are interested, please attend the engagement event in order to find out more information.
The purpose of the engagement event is to create an opportunity for fair and open competition, which is open to all types of proposer groups.
This is an information gathering event to help all parties to receive information in order to submit a high standard application. Trust engagement and strong specifications have been proven to be important for successful competitions based on previous rounds which the DfE have run, and this is what we would like to build on through the engagement event.
Structure of the day
Exact timings will be confirmed when we know which Trusts/schools will be represented on the day.
Welcome and introductions
Individual question and answer sessions (timings will be confirmed in due course)
Questions and Answers will be shared on the Council’s website to ensure fair and open competition.
I look forward to receiving confirmation if you are able to attend the event.
Tel: 01670 623611