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To: Federation Governors and Dawn Stabb Head of Education and Learning Devon County Council

Defederate Ilfracombe Infants School from its partnership with Goodleigh Primary

Defederate Ilfracombe Infants School from its partnership with Goodleigh Primary

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.


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Reasons for signing

  • Because I'm so upset that it is failing.
  • Because we feel that our infant school is in serious trouble. Since we federated with Goodleigh in 2014, and the current head teacher took over, the OFSTED rating has gone from 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement across all levels'. Morale has plummeted and 16 staff have left. Parents are reporting that they, and their children, don't even know who the head teacher is. We are doing everything we can to rescue our school and your signature would help us so much. Thank you. Penny
  • I believe it is the right way forward for the school and it's pupils.


2019-02-12 10:34:38 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-10 07:17:30 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-09 23:30:18 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-09 22:54:59 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-09 22:45:24 +0000

10 signatures reached