The Learning Trust is holding a consultation on expanding the local existing Best Start Federation to include Burbage Primary School in the south of De Beauvoir Ward.
The Learning Trust is responsible for delivering educational services to the borough of Hackney.
Under the Education Act 2002, local schools can join together to create a federation. The schools then combine their governing bodies in order to pool resources, share staff expertise, and use budgets more efficiently.
The current Best Start Federation includes London Fields, Woodberry Down, Mandeville and Whitmore Schools. Under the proposal the Burbage School will join the Best Start Federation with these four schools. Whitmore Primary School, on the northern edge of Shoreditch Park, joined the Federation last year.
The consultation document is available to download. (pdf, direct link). To contribute to the consultation online there is a survey at the Learning Trust website.
The Learning Trust website also has further details on their work and responsibilities.