Wednesday, 15 August 2018
A SECONDARY school in Sonning Common has changed its name after officially joining an academy trust.
Chiltern Edge School in Reades Lane is now part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust and will now be known as Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge.
It will continue to be led by headteacher Moira Green who unveiled the new signage with Jonathon Peck, chief financial and operations officer for the trust, on Wednesday.
Miss Green, who joined the school in June last year, said: “We are looking forward to a successful future.
“The opportunities for collaboration and development will strengthen our ability to provide the very best educational experience for the children.”
The move comes just over a year after the school was rated “inadequate” by the education watchdog Ofsted and placed in special measures.
Two science laboratories which have been out of use for two years have been recommissioned. These will be used for practical science lessons from September.
There will also be some external and internal redecoration to the school over the summer holidays.
A new website with new branding has also been created and a new uniform has been supplied to current students, which includes the Maiden Erlegh griffin logo.
A new external CCTV system has been installed to improve security around the site and there will be a new visitor management system in order to improve safeguarding procedures.
Mary Davies, chief executive of the trust, said: “I am delighted that Chiltern Edge has joined the Maiden Erlegh community as it represents a body of professional colleagues and bright and articulate students who have already shown great determination to improve.”
Nick Jones, chairman of the trust, said: “We are looking forward to working with all the staff, students and parents at the school to ensure that this becomes a school of choice for parents once again.”
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