I went out to feed the chooks at dawn this morning, and a bright and pink-skied dawn it was. Frosty too, so I sprayed defroster on the car on the way down and, since it hadn’t even touched the frost on the windscreen, I put the engine on as I returned for breakfast. So, ten minutes later, I was able to set off on my journey to my 9 am meeting an hour away. Srsly, darlings, I thought I was way past that sort of thing.
It was fine, I left at 7.47 and arrived at 8.49, not having hurried. And the meeting was interesting, which isn’t in inverted commas, and I was home by 2 o’clock. Someone asked at one point, we are the Members of the academy trust with overall responsibility and we appoint the Trustees, who will be the over-arching governors of all the schools in the jurisdiction of the multi-academy trust ….. who appointed us?
We reasoned it out. The governing bodies of the three schools involved so far have set up working parties and they’ve come together, and it’s in the remit of those groups to progress to appointing Members who have the authority to appoint Trustees: but this is provisional. To be ratified, the governors of each school have to approve that and tell their Trust Members, who then agree to offer, subject to Department for Education approval, to disband their individual academy trusts and approve the new Members of the new Multi-Academy Trust.
Yeah. Glad we got this far. This has been announced and I’m not breaking any confidence – as if I would. I’m as sure as I can be that we have integrity – which means, to me, that we put the education and well being of our pupils first and that we are altruistic.
Lovely, loveliest Tim has cooked dinner this evening and been totes adorbs and, after my early start, I had a stupidly long afternoon nap. Ten minutes to half an hour is fine, after that I zonk out and take a while to recover; and that’s what happened this afternoon. What that says for my quality of sleep tonight is debatable. I’ll let you know tomorrow.