Al-Furqan Primary School - IEB Proposal: VA to VC - Part 1

Closed 21 Feb 2022

Opened 25 Jan 2022

Feedback updated 16 Jun 2022

We asked

We aksed for your comments as part 1 of the consultation on the IEB proposal to change Al-Furqan Primary School from Voluntary Aided category to Voluntary Controlled category.

You said

128 responses were received. Many of the responses included written comments. See the section "results" for more details.

We did

The results of the consultation and the written comments were anonymised and shared with the IEB for their consideration.

A Frequently Asked Quesitons (FAQ) document is being produced as a result of the stakeholder comments, which will be published when complete.

Results updated 16 Jun 2022

Thank you to everyone that took the time to respond to this consultation and for providing written comments.

128 responses were received:
8  in favour; 113 opposed; 4 neither/dont know; 3 not specificed.

Type of stakeholders:
65% of responses were from parents, 17% from Local Residents, 9% Pupils, 9% other (including staff and AFET).

Some of the most common themes from stakeholder comments:
- Want to keep Muslim faith and values
- School has achieved "Good" from Ofsted
- School is important to the community
- Positive experiences and opinions about the school
- Why can't the school stay VA?
 

 

Overview

Proposal by the Interim Executive Board (IEB) of Al-Furqan Primary School:

The IEB, working in full collaboration with the Local Authority (LA), which is Birmingham City Council, is proposing to make the following changes to Al-Furqan Primary School:

Change the category of school from Voluntary Aided (VA) to Voluntary Controlled (VC) in September 2022.

Following an Ofsted judgment of Inadequate in 2012, an IEB has been in place at the school since April 2013.

Following improvements in the school and an Ofsted judgement of Good in June 2017, various options for the school have been examined and the IEB believes that a change of category to become VC is the preferred option for the school to continue its improvement journey.

Details of the proposal can be found in the Pre-Publication Document attached at the bottom of this consultation webpage.

Why your views matter

There is goverment guidance and a statutory process which the IEB must follow to make this type of change to the school.

The IEB is consulting stakeholders in two parts:

Part 1: this is the current informal consutlation ('pre-publication') which is open from Tuesday 25th January 2022 until Monday 21st February 2022.

During part 1 stakeholders are invited to give your views and comments on the proposal. Comments from part 1 will be for the IEB to consider in collaboration with the LA. The IEB will then decide whether or not to progress to part 2 of the process. (Note: Comments received during this part 1 consultation are not shared with the final decision maker.)

Please use the documents and survey link at the bottom of this page to give your views and comments to the IEB before 21st February 2022.

What happens next

Please note this part 1, pre-publication consultation period has been extended until Monday 21st February 2022.

After part 1 consultation closes, the results and comments from the consultation will be provided to the IEB, who will then decide whether or not to continue to part 2 of the process.

The IEB are taking time to consider all the responses from the part 1 consultation before confirming what happens next.

This webpage will be updated and stakeholders will be informed when the IEB's intentions for part 2 are confirmed.

 

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Minority Ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Children
  • Council tenants
  • Women
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
  • Children in Care/looked after
  • Gypsies/Travellers
  • Internet users
  • Parents/Carers/Guardians
  • Older people
  • Patients
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Men
  • Students
  • Visitors/tourists
  • Homeless
  • Offenders
  • People‚Äôs panel
  • Victims of Crime
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Age All
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups
  • Newly arrived groups

Interests

  • Education