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East Norfolk Sixth Form College (EN) has announced plans to form a Multi Academy Trust.

Following a Local Area Review of FE and Sixth Form Colleges locally, the ESFA recommended that East Norfolk Sixth Form College could pursue academisation or remain as an autonomous organisation.

As part of this exciting development in the College’s future, the Governing Body is intending to dissolve in order to convert to a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The College will retain its independence and will not be asked to merge with other local providers.

EN Principal, Dr Catherine Richards, said, “There will be no change in the character or ethos of the College, in fact, academisation enables the College to continue to develop the curriculum, further enhance our existing outstanding teaching and focus on the needs of students and our community.”

As a Multi Academy Trust, the College will continue to work collaboratively with neighbouring colleges to ensure a coherent offer is available to all local students and to achieve the following:

  • Teaching School status with a focus on 16-19 improvement.
  • Specialist Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) status for schools and sixth form improvement
  • Enhanced local teaching expertise to support increased outcomes for all.

Dr Richards added, “EN is a community College, specialising in 16-19 education. Our vision is to continue to provide outstanding learning experiences for our students and to safeguard the ethos and way of working that we wish to preserve for future generations. Academisation will support this and allow us to focus on our continued journey towards ‘Outstanding’.”

Responding to the Consultation

You can comment on these proposals by emailing or writing to the Principal or the Clerk to the Governors at East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Church Lane, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth NR31 7BQ or by 17th September 2017.

For more information please see Academisation.

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