Letchworth schools join in Co-operative trust

PUBLISHED: 09:09 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:09 26 April 2013

Photo of the new trustees for the partnership: back row from left to right, Ian Morris headteacher at The Highfield, Alex Green from the University of Hertfordshire, John O’Connor and Paul Canfield from the Co-operative Group, Jed Whelan headteacher Fearnhill, and on the front row Gillian Crawley assistant director for Herts County Council flanked by Paul Vaughan and Keith Robertson the chair of Governors from the schools.

Photo of the new trustees for the partnership: back row from left to right, Ian Morris headteacher at The Highfield, Alex Green from the University of Hertfordshire, John O'Connor and Paul Canfield from the Co-operative Group, Jed Whelan headteacher Fearnhill, and on the front row Gillian Crawley assistant director for Herts County Council flanked by Paul Vaughan and Keith Robertson the chair of Governors from the schools.

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TWO schools have joined together to become a cooperative trust – the first of its kind in Hertfordshire.

The Highfield School and Fearnhill School in Letchworth GC will be joined by the University of Hertfordshire, Herts County Council and The Co-operative Society as their key partners in creating an opportunity to share best practice and to enhance the learning experience of pupils.

Both secondary schools will still be funded by Herts County Council but have a board of members made up of the key partners to form a governing body, which will have greater responsibility in the running of the schools.

The trust does not mean the two schools will become one. Each school will retain its own governing body and headteacher.

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