Dear Parents / Carers
I wrote to you last week to say that Moreton School was in the process of converting to academy status and this would involve us joining the Amethyst Academy Trust, as a fast track sponsored school. Our lead sponsor is Aldersley High School. The process for conversion is underway and although timescales are tight, we are aiming to complete the academisation in February or March 2017.
Our number one priority will be to improve the outcomes for all our young people and to do this as quickly, as efficiently and as sustainably as possible. We aspire for Moreton students to be achieving the highest possible outcomes and to do so in a caring, supportive and ambitious environment.
In order to facilitate this transfer to academy status, I will start work on the academy conversion with immediate effect. Nicola Davis, Principal of Aldersley has been seconded as Executive Headteacher over both schools (Moreton and Aldersley) and new Head of School has been appointed at Moreton.
I am pleased to notify you that Nicola Bayliss was appointed as Head of School at Moreton on the 14th November. This role is slightly different to that of a Headteacher – the sole focus of the role of Head of School will be to raise academic standards and Nicola Bayliss will be supported in this role by the Executive Headteacher, Nicola Davis.
Once the conversion has been completed, I will take on a role as Chief Operating Officer across both schools and in this role I will run the business side of the school so that the Head of School can work solely on raising academic standards.
It has been a pleasure to serve as the Headteacher of Moreton School for the past 8 years. I enjoy working at Moreton and serving the students and our community. I look forward to continuing to work with you, as well as the students, staff and parents of Aldersley High School.
Should you have any questions or queries, please contact me at school and I shall personally respond. We will also arrange an information event where we will invite you in to talk through our plans and how we aim to improve our provision.