After two of the four consultation meetings being held by consultants Mouchel Parkman it is clear that many important details regarding the proposed Academy at Peers School have not been decided, which begs the question what exactly are local residents, teachers and parents being consulted on?
For example the design and extent of the new buildings, the land to be put in Trust, the format of the sponsor appointed governing body, the extent to which existing educational law will be adhered too, the role of the local authority in the running of the school and the list goes on.
By the second meeting the panel had moved away from purely warm words about the educational potential of local children to accepting that many Academies around the country had been disasters but claiming that despite this they should be trusted in this instance.
The final consultation meetings are June 18th , 4.30-6.30pm at Peers School and June 19th 3.30-5.30pm Pegasus School.
The Mouchel Parkman feedback form can be found here: http://www.theoxfordacademy.co.uk/consultation.htm