The Globe & Bangabandhu Soft Federation
Globe is in a Soft Federation Partnership with another Tower Hamlets Primary School – Bangabandhu Primary School.
From September 2018 a Soft Federation Partnership has been established between Globe and Bangabandhu Primary Schools.
Both Globe and Bangabandhu retain their own individual identify, ethos and uniqueness. We are very much committed to this and have no plans whatsoever for this to become a Hard Federation or a Multi-Academy Trust.
Ms Maxwell, who is now our Executive Headteacher, has been supporting Bangabandhu since January 2018 as requested by the Local Authority and Bangabandhu Governing Body. Following further discussions with Tower Hamlets and the Governing Bodies of both schools, we decided to extend this arrangement on a more formal basis. Ms Maxwell serves as Executive Headteacher across both schools. This agreement is reviewed annually by the Governing Bodies of both schools, who evaluate the effectiveness of this arrangement.
Ms Maxwell splits her time between both schools and is based at Bangabandhu generally on Mondays, Tuesdays and part of Wednesdays while being at Globe for the rest of the week. Her role is to lead on the strategic direction of both schools, supporting the leadership team in improving both schools further as well as finding benefits to both schools of partnership working. Terry Joy is our Head of School and is responsible for the daily running of the school as well as working with Ms Maxwell on the strategic direction of our schools.
Governors have decided to establish this Soft Federation for the following reasons:
- Governors see this as a way to ensure retention and stability of the leadership team as funding reduces, as our leadership costs will reduce whilst maintaining expertise.
- Governors see a partnership such as this assisting in securing economies of scale in contracts for school improvement, school resources, specialist teachers or office/administration functions.
- Governors see this partnership as an opportunity for professional development for staff in sharing expertise across settings.
Click here to read the Letter from our Chair of Governors about the Soft Federation.