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Academisation – the starting point

17/05/2018 09:00 - 16:00

As time goes on, more and more schools are considering what transferring to academy status means. If you are beginning to consider this as an option for your school, this course is for you. You may also find it beneficial if you have recently joined an academy from a previous community school and want to understand the key points of difference between those two arrangements.

The smoothest transitions to academy status are best achieved through a full understanding of what a maintained school will be moving towards, what they can influence and control, and what they might look for in any prospective partners they might wish to work with in the future. This programme has consistently received excellent feedback for its unbiased delivery of critical facts and information. It will help you to understand academy constitutions, anticipate changes that may need greater consideration, and work towards preparing a framework for evaluating how you would want to move forward. 

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  • To provide delegates with an impartial and factual insight into the way academies are constituted and how that is likely to affect leadership and governance responsibilities and accountability.
  • To empower delegates to  influence their own schools next steps in an informed way

At the end of the training participants will:-

  • Have a balanced and impartial awareness of the key features of academy status.
  • Understand how transfer to academy status might affect individual school’s independence, through an exploration of responsibility and accountability arrangements in multi academy trusts.
  • Understand key phases in the conversion process.
  • Use a business focused process to assess the readiness of the leadership and governance team to face the challenges of academy status.
  • Use a framework to evaluate the suitability of other prospective school “partners” you may wish to consider.
  • Be able to access further information and support.
  • Return to school able to brief governors on issues they may wish to influence during a conversion process

Member - £225

Non-Member - £300

All phases, governors, head teachers, deputy head teachers, assistant head teachers and school business managers who would like to have an impartial view from the basics of academisation.

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