Northern Education Trust are determined to secure the best possible education for the students in our care and are confident that outcomes for our current Year 11 students will be much improved. However, the Trust also recognise that we have a part to play in the wider educational system in Gateshead. For reasons that are outlined in the attached we believe that by working with our partners in Gateshead Council and the Department for Education (DFE) the provision offered across the Borough can be further improved.
The attached paper sets out the proposal of Northern Education Trust on the potential closure of Thomas Hepburn Community Academy which currently offers secondary school places to 412 11-16 year olds. The document also explains the consultation process and the timescales for making representations/submitting comments, and the decision making process.