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About the School

Dear Parents/Carers and Students

Lilac Sky Schools at Furness School

I am delighted to introduce you to Lilac Sky Schools.  We, at Lilac Sky Schools are a DfE Approved Academy Sponsor who work in over twenty schools in the UK and we run two other special schools for students with behavioural and emotional issues.  Our work in schools is designed to support high achievement, improved behaviour and outstanding teaching.

Our aims in working at the school are simple:Kent Local Authority have asked Lilac Sky Schools to work in Furness over the next three years and there will be three other Lilac Sky Schools Colleagues working each week in the school to support Furness staff and students.

  • To remove the school from Special Measures within 12 months and ensure the school becomes 'good' as measured by OFSTED within 2 years;
  • To improve the quality of learning and behaviour in school;
  • To ensure the school is calm and professional;
  • To make sure students make as much progress in their learning as possible.

We want Furness to be a highly successful school and one that we can all be proud of.  We will work in partnership with Kent Local Authority and school staff to ensure that this happens.

We want to flood the school with positivity.  To this end we are introducing our new positive Discipline System, which sets out clear rules, stepped sanctions and punishments and merits for good behaviour.  We want our students to know why they have succeeded:  if they behave in every lesson this term, for example,  they can win over £100 in cash or vouchers.

We look forward to the student's success this term and to meeting you in the very near future.

Yours sincerely 

Tony Rawdin                                                                 Jill Howson

Executive Principal                                                     Principal

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