College takes control of its own destiny

Chairman of governors Jeremy Yabsley and principal Jenny Glover prepare the documentation for the ch

Chairman of governors Jeremy Yabsley and principal Jenny Glover prepare the documentation for the change of status. - Credit: Archant

School is the latest to become a trust

SOUTH Molton Community College has gained more power over the day-to-day running of the school by becoming a co-operative trust.

The newly-formed South Molton Co-operative Learning Trust, which came into effect on January 1, is the latest in a rapidly growing number of trust schools in Devon and Cornwall.

As a co-operative trust school, also known as a foundation school, the college will work in collaboration with the Devon County Council, as well as partners Mole Valley Farmers and the Co-operative movement.

It will still offer the National Curriculum and be inspected by Ofsted with the governors still being held responsible for the running of the school. However, the school’s site and assets will now be held by a charitable trust.


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Principal Jenny Glover and chairman of governors Jeremy Yabsley, said: “We are delighted with this move forward in the development of South Molton Community College.

“Consultation from parents, carers, staff, pupils and the wider community showed unanimous support for the change which will enable us to become even more successful.”

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