The obvious question is what are the benefits for the students of Litherland high School?
For existing students, any lessons in the area that is proposed for the primary school will be moved. The students will not lose outdoor space that they currently use, and as the primary school will be completely separated off, there will be very little impact.
There are two other areas that we feel will be a benefit:
1) The opportunity to reinvest:
At the moment, Litherland High School is not full and the declining birth rate means that there will continue to be places across Sefton for some time.
By bringing two schools under one roof, there will be minimum savings of close to £150,000 per year. This is working on a model where there is no change to any staffing.
As the Trust is a charity, we cannot make a profit. These savings would be reinvested back into the school.
For students joining the school from Litherland Moss, there will be lots of opportunity to support their transition. Secondary staff will be able to really get to know the Litherland Moss pupils before they join.
"For me, this really is a win-win situation.
“We have already invested heavily in our staffing, and there is more that we want to do but that can be challenging with the resources we have. The one thing that we do have in abundance is space. It makes complete sense that we make our building an education hub."
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