We, the undersigned - parents and people of Paddock Wood and Horsmonden - petition you, the governors, to give parents of the school a binding vote on the proposed academisation of Paddock Wood and Horsmonden Primary Schools.
Why is this important?
You, the governors, do not have a democratic mandate to make this decision because the majority of you have been appointed. You have not been elected by parents or teachers.
We, the parents, demand a binding vote on the proposal, for our children and for the local communities.
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition. We delivered it to Scott Opstad this morning at the school and gave him until 3pm today to respond. A video of the event will shortly be posted on the two campaign Facebook pages (links below). We'll keep you posted!