THE BIRLEY ACADEMY

Birley Learning Community

SR/DSa
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 www.leadacademytrust.co.uk 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

Please see link below for LEAD Academy website, where you can find details of the financial accounts, articles of association, list of trustees and members and the funding agreement : LEAD Academy Trust

The L.E.A.D. Multi Academy Trust. Registered address: 5a The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU. Phone number : 0115 8225440. A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number: 08296921).

June 2015 OfSTED Report Ofsted Report June 2015.pdf

OFSTED Update Feb 2016 Birley Community College 10006812 PDF Final.doc

Parental Letter re Academy BCC Parent letter 6 10 16.docx

Academy FAQs Academy Conversion FAQs 2016.pdf

Mission Statement LEAD Mission Statement L.E.A.D.pdf

LEAD Communication to Parents Communication for parents 18 November.pdf

Secondary Consultation Feedback BCC Consultation Feedback.docx

Uniform Letter 22 June 2017 Uniform Letter to Parents.pdf

Compulsory Academy Uniform Compulsory Academy Uniform.pdf

Uniform Letter Uniform letter July 2017.pdf

Parental Update 36th Edition 36th Edition small.pdf

Parental Updat 37th edition 37th Edition small.pdf