Following a meeting and vote by the Full Governing Body, we have decided to open a formal consultation with you to consider the conversion of the school into an Academy as part of the East Kent College (EKC) Schools Trust. Academies are state funded schools which are independent from the local authority (Kent County Council), and instead receive funding directly from the Department for Education.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Trust is Mrs Tammy Mitchell, someone well known to us at Briary. From 2010 until 2015, Mrs Mitchell was the Headteacher at Swalecliffe Primary School. Prior to taking up her current role, Mrs Mitchell, as Senior Improvement Advisor for East Kent, supported and worked closely with the Leadership Team at Briary to drive the uplift in standards and support us in becoming a strongly ‘good’ school.
There are four schools currently working to join the EKC Schools Trust. These are Briary Primary School, Bysing Wood Primary School, Holywell Primary School and Queenborough Primary School.