We wish to call on the Governing Body of Goodleigh and Ilfracombe Infants to defederate the two schools, put in place a temporary Governing Body and then secure a new full-time Headship for Ilfracombe Infants School.
Why is this important?
Since the Federation of the two schools in 2015, Ilfracombe Infants has seen a steady decline in standards resulting in an Ofsted which has gone from Outstanding to requires improvement across every category. As an incredibly large Infants School with a wide diversity of pupils we have suffered from having to share a Headteacher with another school which is a 40 minute drive away. We also do not believe that the current management ethos matches the needs of our pupils and we would like to see a return to community based learning values which are nurturing, creative and fun.