Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

Traditional, Inclusive, Supportive

Message from Norfolk County Council

Dear Parent/Carers

Please find attached a letter from Norfolk County Council regarding the ‘warning notice’. The context for this was given in my letter yesterday. Whilst I am not permitted under a clause in the warning notice ‘to take actions that might prejudice stakeholders’ views …’, I want to keep you fully informed of progress.

I have had very positive discussions with our independent legal advisor, the Education Funding Agency and the Regional Schools Commissioner. We are looking forward to presenting our detailed plans and robust case directly to the Director of Children’s Services on Friday morning. During his first visit to us he will visit lessons and meet some of the prospective Sixth Form students. We are also inviting the Director for a further meeting next week with the Regional Schools Commissioner.


Peter Devonish