CHANGE Schools Partnership to join The Compass Partnership of Schools

CHANGE Trustees have made a request to the Board of The Compass Partnership of Schools to merge with their Trust, following a rigorous period of due diligence during which we looked at a number of different Trusts. Trustees decided to go with Compass as it offered the best opportunity for CHANGE schools and because its values were most closely aligned to our own. The Compass Partnership of Schools is a Trust of six primary schools and one all-through special school in Greenwich, who have been working closely with CHANGE for the past six years. The transfer date would be 1st January 2022. It will be for the Regional Schools Commissioner at the Department for Education to decide whether this is in the best interests of both Trusts and she will look at all aspects of the request and consider a wide range of evidence from each Trust to reach a decision. We are excited by the opportunity as it gives us a chance to work with schools in another locality and to continue to develop the quality of education with other communities. Compass is well placed to grow in this way as they have built leadership capacity that can adapt to an increased number of schools.