Course Cost:

Non Members: £125.00 (excluding VAT)

Members: £99 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 0.5 Day

Venue address:
PBM Inspection Services, Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

01 January 2020

Course Time
 

13:00 to 15.30

 

ENDS 29.02.2016 save book now
08.03.2016 Location: Staffordshire

Thinking of becoming an academy? An independent view of the advantages and disadvantages of converting

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Increasingly schools are looking at converting to academy status as well as forms of collaboration such as multi-academy trusts, foundation trusts and federations.

The course will provide an independent view of the advantages and disadvantages of academy status, together with details of the conversion process for governors, headteachers and senior leaders in primary, secondary and special schools.

It will also look at how academies and schools can collaborate and will be updated to reflect any changes in government policy in this area.

By the end of the course participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The main advantages and disadvantages of converting to academy status
  • The process of converting to academy status including timescales, support provided and consultation requirements
  • How academies are funded and their main ‘freedoms’ especially with regard to admissions, pay and conditions and the curriculum
  • How academies can work together including through partnerships and multi-academy trusts
  • The advantages and disadvantages of other forms of collaboration such as trusts and federations

In-School Training Information

 

In-School Training

This 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

Aimed at

Governors, headteachers and senior leaders in primary, secondary and special schools.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

  • What is an academy and how does it differ from other schools?
  • An update on recent developments in the academies programme
  • How academies are funded
  • The process of conversion including timescale, support and consultation requirements
  • How academies are governed – the roles of the academy trust and governing body

Session 2

  • The main academy ‘freedoms’ – admissions, pay and conditions and the curriculum
  • How academies can work together, including through multi-academy trusts
  • Other forms of collaboration including trusts and federations
  • An overview of the main pros and cons of academy status
  • Things to consider when converting
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date, we reserve the right to update, alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and course feedback

 

Feedback:

  • “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

Membership special offers

15 June 2016

Members Advance Booking Discount

Members: 1 place £108+VAT

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