Non Members: £125.00 (excluding VAT)
Members: £112.50 (excluding VAT)
Course Length: 0.5 Day
Venue address: PBM Inspection Services, Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY
05 December 2017
13 March 2018
12 June 2018
13:00 to 15.30
Availability:05 December 2017
2113 March 2018
2112 June 2018
Becoming an academy and forming a multi-academy trust (MAT)
This course will examine the implications of converting to academy status and the issues involved in forming, or joining, a multi-academy trust
Increasingly, schools are looking at converting to academy status with most of them either forming, or joining, multi-academy trusts. Recent policy announcements have confirmed that this is the Government’s ambition for all schools.
The course will provide up to date information of the implications of these developments for governors, headteachers and senior leaders in primary, secondary and special schools.
It will look at the differences between academies and maintained schools, funding arrangements, conversion process and how multi-academy trusts work. It will also explain the governance and leadership models of academies, particularly those that are part of multi-academy trusts.
By the end of the course participants will gain an understanding of:
- The implications of becoming an academy and forming, or joining, a multi-academy trust
- What sponsored and converter academies are and how they differ from maintained schools
- How academies and multi-academy trusts are funded and their main ‘freedoms’ especially with regard to admissions, pay and conditions and the curriculum
- Multi-academy trusts, their governance and models and how they work
- The roles of members, trustees and local governing bodies in multi-academy trusts
Key benefits of this course for the school:
Knowledge and understanding of
- current developments in the academies programme
- the implications of academy conversion
- how to effectively plan future developments in this area
- the key issues to consider when forming, or joining, a multi-academy trust
- how a school can keep its individual identity when part of a multi-academy trust
In-School Training Information
In-School TrainingThis course is available as in-school training. If you would like to find out more about in-school training please go to the in-school training section CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT IN SCHOOL TRAINING or call us on 01889 567 014
This CPD course is designed for governors, headteachers and senior leaders in primary, secondary and special schools.
Detailed course outline and session time table
Becoming an academy and forming, or joining, a multi-academy trust (MAT)
- Recent developments in the academies programme and the implications for schools
- Becoming an academy and forming, or joining, multi-academy trusts, particularly in view of recent policy announcements
- Sponsored and converter academies – what is the difference?
- How does an academy differ from a maintained school?
- Academies, multi-academy trusts and school improvement
- What is a multi-academy trust and how does it work?
- Deciding which multi-academy trust to join
- The characteristics of multi-academy trust models
- The benefits of being part of a multi-academy trust
- The key issues to consider when setting up a multi-academy trust
- Retaining your identity within a multi-academy trust
- Governance and leadership models including the role of members, trustees and local governing bodies
- The funding arrangements for academies, and multi-academy trusts, in view of the proposed schools national funding formula
Tutor information and course feedback
Andrew has been an independent consultant and school inspector, in the primary and secondary sectors, for over seventeen years. He currently works with governors, headteachers and senior and middle leaders in a number of areas, including the academies and multi-academy trust programmes and in a wide range of school improvement issues. Andrew is an education adviser for the DfE as well as for many local authorities, multi-academy trusts and individual academies and schools.
Here are just a few of the features of the course which delegates found useful:
- “Subject knowledge of trainer”
- “Ability to discuss”
- “Responded well to questions. Tailored training to needs of the group”
- “Clarity and the opportunity to contribute to a very useful meeting”
Clearly presented information, good handouts. All questions answered logically and from a comprehensive knowledge.
Andrew is an excellent presenter...clear, focussed, met needs and appropriate to the audience.
Very clear and easy to understand independent advice given.
I now have a much more secure understanding of academies and myths have been debunked.
Clear information given without bias.
Clear presentation and highlighting key parts to provide balanced view of topic.
Depth of information
Very clear presentation on a 'mine field' of a subject area.
Clear and factual
Clear delivery and opportunity to raise questions and have them answered.
A good overview to start thinking about options for the future.
Question answered immediately.
Up to date information.
Right balance between instruction and discussion.