Amalgamation of Whitby Community College and Caedmon School

Dear Parent/Carer

We write to inform you of the excellent and exciting news that the Local Authority’s Executive Members have approved the amalgamation of Whitby Community College and Caedmon School, due to the high level of support for this venture. This means that the Governors and staff of both schools are now working extremely hard to put in place all the arrangements to enable a new, single, 11 – 19 school to open in September 2014. The current Caedmon School buildings and site will become known as ‘The Scoresby Site’ from September and the current Whitby Community College buildings and site will become known as ‘The Normanby Site’. We will be a ‘split-site’, single school with sixth form provision for post-16 students. We will be retaining the best of Caedmon School and the best of Whitby Community College to create the best possible learning experience for the young people in the area.

Of course, there are many arrangements to make to ensure that the right curriculum and standards are in place – the Headteachers will keep you informed of these developments. We can also inform you that the new school will require a new Governing Body. This will be made up of 12 Governors in total, including elected staff, community members and four parents. If you are interested in becoming a parent governor, please read the full details on our website via the following link: http://www.whitbycc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Parent-Governor-Application-3-June-2014.pdf and complete the forms enclosed if you wish to put forward a nomination. Please follow the guidelines in the letter very carefully, within the timescale and regulations, to ensure that your nomination will be valid. If you require a printed copy of the parent governor information and forms, please contact the College office to request this.

This is a very exciting time for us all and I hope that you share our enthusiasm for the new school; we are aiming to provide the very best educational and extra-curricular experiences we can for all the young people in the area and ensure that all the students enjoy a happy, healthy and successful time at ‘Caedmon College Whitby’ and beyond.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Prytherch, Mr Hewitt, or one of us (if it is regarding the work of a parent governor and governing body) and any one of us will be happy to talk to you. 

Yours sincerely

Mr N R Slater, Chair of the Governing Body Caedmon School
Mr R P Simpson, Chair of the Governing Body Whitby Community College

Parent Governor Application 3 June 2014

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