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Congratulations to Sue Rogers

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Congratulations to Sue Rogers who was Kent County Council's Director of Education Quality and Standards until Christmas, when she left to take up another post. I have today learned that this is as Managing Director of the Lilac Sky Academies Trust, which has developed a strong presence in Kent over the past two years. 

One of her first actions must have been the difficult one to become involved with the controversial proposed closure of Furness Special School in Hextable, which has been managed by Lilac Sky since mid 2012, but has now collapsed with debts of £1,631,520 over that period.......

Kent Academies sponsored by Lilac Sky now include: three new academies replacing failing schools in 2014 - Richmond Academy in Sheerness, Morehall academy in Folkestone, and Knockhall Academy in Dartford; along with two brand new academies to open in September: Thistlehill Academy in Sheppey, and Martello Grove Academy in Folkestone. Lilac Sky also sponsors one secondary school in Essex and two primaries in East Sussex.

Lilac Sky has also worked with seven primary schools in Kent in recent years: Harcourt Primary, Stella Maris Primary and Castle Hill Primary in Folkestone; St George's Primary and Halfway Houses Primary in Sheppey; Southborough CofE Primary in Maidstone and Rosherville CofE in Gravesham. Also Castle Community College (Deal), and Walmer Science College - now closed. 

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