31 January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

LEAD Multi-Academy Trust

We are delighted that Birley Community College has joined the LEAD Academy Trust from 1 February 2017. The school will now officially be called The Birley Academy.

We consulted with you in the autumn about joining with LEAD. The LEAD Academy Trust has been listed among the seven strong performing multi-academy trusts in the HM Chief Inspector’s October 2016 commentary report. LEAD’s website is if you want to find out more.

Our Governing Body will remain the same, as will our Chair of Governors, Kevin St Clair

As you know, LEAD is based in Nottingham and includes schools there, Leicester and Derby as well as our group here in Sheffield. We are looking forward to working with colleagues in this new partnership on a wide range of areas.

As we move forward in this exciting new partnership, you will hear more about the work we continue to do with LEAD. We are excited about this new challenge, as teachers and leadership teams across the Trust work closely to support and challenge each other. There will continue to be strong collaboration and mutual support which benefits all schools in our Family. We remain committed to improving our school and to provide the best possible education for your children.

Yours faithfully

Gina Newton

Associate Headteacher

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