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
01 January 2020
13:00 to 15.30
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
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Governors, headteachers and senior leaders in primary, secondary and special schools.
Detailed course outline and session time table
- 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
- 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
Tutor information and course 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
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