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From September 2015 Acorns Primary and Shipston-on-Stour Primary (Stour Federation) have been working in closer collaboration with one of our neighbouring schools, Brailes C of E Primary School. 

 

We have had a very positive experience since federating with Shipston-on-Stour Primary in 2011. The move to work with Shipston Primary continues to bring benefits to pupils in both Long Compton, Shipston and surrounding villages, at a time when rural schools are being put under increasing financial pressure. 

 

By working together we have been able to strengthen our leadership team and build capacity, having an Associate Head at each school but overseen by Christian Hilton as Executive Headteacher; save money by achieving economies of scale and, most importantly, raise standards for our children, who have benefited from shared expertise and specialist education provision and resources across both schools.

 

An opportunity arose in April 2015 to work with Brailes C of E Primary School, commencing in September 2015.  Brailes has been rated by Ofsted as Good.

 

Brailes cannot officially join our Federation as maintained schools and academies are not permitted to federate.  In addition, they would have to convert to academy status to join our multi-academy trust, which requires more detailed consideration.  Therefore we have formed a collaborative partnership with Brailes C of E Primary School, with Brailes retaining a separate governing body and receiving support from the Diocese and Local Authority.   Brailes, Shipston and Acorns are led by Christian Hilton as Executive Headteacher, who will work across all three schools. Mr. Hilton is based at Shipston three days a week, and one day a week each at Acorns and Brailes.  While Mr. Hilton will spend half a day less at Acorns and Shipston, each school will have a dedicated Associate Headteacher. For Acorns this will be Mrs. Young, for Shipston Mr. Roberts and for Brailes Mrs. Childs.  Brailes will reimburse Acorns and Shipston for Mr. Hilton’s and Mrs. Childs’ time.

 

Our Federated Board of Trustees has been rigorous in its scrutiny of such a partnership. Any change has to be in the interests of Acorns and Shpston pupils and having explored this fully, the board felt that the partnership bring benefits to all three schools. 

 

Each school continues to retain its own separate identity, uniform and admissions policy. However, behind the scenes we will all work towards the common goal of raising standards together, and as we share expertise, leadership and resources we hope you will notice a difference for the better.

 

Shipston-on-Stour Primary School - www.shipston.warwickshire.sch.uk

 

Brailes Church of England Primary School - www.brailescofeprimary.org.uk

 

Federated Governing Board (responsible for Acorns Primary and Shipston Primary)

 

Trustee     

Position

Governorship

Term of Office

Date of Appointment

End Date

Jo Barker

Chair of Trustees (Safeguarding) 

Local Authority

4 years

01/09/19

310823

Jackie Brown     

Member

Member

-

01/09/14

 -

Elaine Hobday

Member

Member

-

28/06/19

-

Jo Rice

Member

Member

-

01/09/14

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Jennings

Vice Chair of Trustees/Resources 

Trustee

4 years

01/09/18

31/08/22

Vanessa Faulkner

Resources

Trustee

4 years

11/09/18

10/09/22

Mike Dumelow

Resources

Trustee

4 years

01/09/18

31/08/22

Ann Holland

Resources (Health and Safety)

Trustee

4 years

14/01/19

13/01/23

Sioban Calcott

Resources

Trustee

4 years

05/12/18

04/11/22

Bertram Richter

Resources

Parent Trustee (Shipston)

4 years

13/09/19

12/09/23

Gary Stokes

Resources

Parent Trustee (Acorns)

4 years

01/05/20

30/04/24

Revd. Sarah Edmonds 

Children and Curriculum 

Trustee

4 years

11/05/18

10/05/22

Rachel Sellars

Children and Curriculum

Parent Trustee (Acorns)

4 years

11/09/18

10/09/22

Lucy Kirkman

Children and Curriculum

Parent Trustee (Shipston) 

4 years

11/05/18

10/05/22

Amy Pearson

Children and Curriculum

Parent Trustee (Shipston)

4 years

11/05/18

10/05/22

Niki Britt

Children and Curriculum

Trustee

4 years

01/02/20

31/01/24

Alice Rose

Children and Curriculum

Staff Trustee

4 years

20/09/17

19/09/21

Amy Bayliss

Children and Curriculum

Staff Trustee

4 years

20/09/17

19/09/21

Christian Hilton

Resource

Executive Headteacher

4 years

01/09/18

31/08/22

Hannah Young

Children and Curriculum

Head of School (Acorns) 

4 years

01/09/18

31/08/22

Glyn Roberts

Resources

Head of School (Shipston) 

4 years

01/09/19

31/08/23

 

The Clerk is Lisa Mansell and may be contacted via the school.

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