Message from the Chief Executive
Welcome to the Graveney Trust! We are proud to have been asked to set up this new organisation which runs both Graveney School and Tooting Primary School.
Graveney School has a history of outstanding achievement over very many years, with five outstanding Ofsted inspections to its credit in the last couple of decades. This is a tribute to the commitment, professionalism and loyalty of our staff as well as the energy and hard work of our students. We have learnt much over the years and relish the opportunity to share our knowledge about what makes an outstanding school with other organisations for the benefit of local youngsters and their families. The creation of Tooting Primary School has provided us with just this opportunity.
We are excited about the possibilities offered to multi-academy trusts in the rapidly changing world of education.
It has been an exciting project which has had overwhelming support from local parents. A challenging pre-opening period of just 7 months led to the school opening for its first cohort in September 2013 having passed all its pre-opening inspections and several subsequent formal monitoring visits from the Department for Education with flying colours. The school is well staffed, and is ably led by its experienced and forward looking headteacher who is working with his staff to prepare for the third new intake of pupils and the first 'real' Ofsted inspection.
We are excited about the possibilities offered to multi-academy trusts in the rapidly changing world of education. In the context of shrinking resources, there is the opportunity for innovation and cost effective solutions for schools willing to share their leadership capacity and resources. We are committed to working with our extended schools cluster to ensure that we make the best of opportunities that exist for collaboration. This informal relationship with our most local schools has recently resulted in a request from Franciscan School governing body to join our Trust, with effect from April 2018. Further information on this will be available shortly.
Please do visit the both www.graveney.org home and www.tootingprimary.org and let us know if there is anything you'd like to find out about that has not been addressed on either this or the two school websites.
Graham Stapleton | Chief Executive