Friday, 21 September 2012
Re-Location of Elmfield D S, NOT for money !
The future of Elmfield School for Deaf Children. (Response by: Rev Canon Gill Behenna Chair of Governors Elmfield School for Deaf Children.)
It is true that we are concerned that co-location should be explored as quickly as possible now that the decision to keep Elmfield open has been made. As a school we are doing all we can to work with officers from the Local Authority to find a suitable co-location for Elmfield and we are confident that we can make progress on this. Councillor Alistair Watson's comments were a timely reminder that exploration of co-location should happen as quickly as possible and I am sure the Officers and Council Members have taken note of this.
But it is also important to find the right site for co-location. We are all working to secure the best possible education for Deaf children and once a decision has been made, it may take time to sort out the practicalities of co-location.
Elmfield School for Deaf Children is moving forward and we are confident in the future. We have just put in place the process for appointing a permanent Headteacher and we look forward to developing the school and continuing to offer excellent education for Deaf children in Bristol and the surrounding authorities.