Complaint over closure
A COUNCIL could be reported to a watchdog over the speed of the consultation period into Gembling School’s potential closure.
The National Association for Small Schools have begun the process of registering a complaint against East Riding of Yorkshire Council with the Local Government Ombudsmen.
It was announced in February the school, along with Langtoft and Dunswell Primary Schools have been earmarked for closure by East Riding Council.
The consultation period is currently set to end on Monday April 15.
Mervyn Benford, information officer for the National Association of Small Schools, said: “There are clear guidelines from the Department for Education for consultation. While it is just guidance and isn’t compulsory we are aware that many local authorities have not really always followed the guidance as faithfully as they should.”
For the full report see this week’s Driffield Times and Post out in shops on Thursday March 7.
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