Cheney School in Headington. Photo: Jon Lewis
THE former ceo (CEO) of an Oxfordshire schools trust has actually returned to oversee a trust merger.
Jolie Kirby was the CEO of Neighborhood Schools Alliance Trust (CSAT), until she was provided a vote of no self-confidence by National Education Union (NEU) members in March.
The NEU had raised doubts about the management of CSAT after among its schools predicted a financial deficit of ₤900,000
After 13 years of service with the school, Cheney School in Headington, Ms Kirby left her role as CEO.
Now, it has been confirmed she is back on a ‘part-time basis’ to assist supervise CSAT’s proposed merger with the River Knowing Trust (RLT).
Liz Tyler-Bell, chair of trustees at CSAT, stated: “After years of devoted service to the schools forming part of the Neighborhood Schools Alliance Trust, following a trust choice to no longer continue with the CEO role, Ms Kirby agreed to step down from the function.
” She has, nevertheless, agreed to continue to support the schools on a part-time basis in their plan to sign up with another trust.”.
Ms Kirby was previously head at Cheney prior to stepping up to lead the trust, after the school transformed into an academy.
Last month, RLT revealed that CSAT had started a consultation procedure with stakeholders, to sign up with RLT.
Stakeholders have up until October 16 to fill in an online type and share their views on the proposition and raise any concerns they might have.
3 online conferences will be held next week, with them tape-recorded for those unable to participate in.
CSAT presently likewise oversees Bayards Hill Main School in Barton and the brand-new Barton Park Main School.