Secret backers of Ixworth and Stanton Free School Revealed
|Tory Cllr Joanna Spicer|
During an increasingly bizarre exchange of emails with a so-called "Spokesperson for the Parent Group Ixworth & Stanton Free School" from an anonymous Hotmail email address the group said that:
As and when we formally create an application for a free school, a board of drectors will be established and their identities will become public domain.Strangely the spokesperson who still would not give me his or her name then offered to meet with me! I had visions of the person having a bag over their head during the meeting so I could not identify them!
Last time I checked proposing to set up a school wasn't illegal so I have no idea why the group are doing this!
So in the interests of openness and accountability I can reveal that the following people are involved:
- Richard Coombe (Parent)
- Wendy Canham (Parent)
- Steve Larder (Parent)
- Glenice Francis (Headteacher at Ixworth)
- Gerald Brown (Chair of Governors at Ixworth)
P Vigrass (Headteacher at Blackbourne)removed as he has made it clear he has refused to be on steering group due to a "conflict of interest")
- Cllr Joanna Spicer (Tory Suffolk County Councillor)
- Matthew Hancock MP (Tory MP for West Suffolk)
I have also received quite a bit of information from the parents meeting last night and a copy of the leaflet they are circulating at the meetings is available on Wikisuffolk. I will blog again soon about this subject with more information about the plans.