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Academisation - The starting point

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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

Objectives of this course

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.

Facilitator: Larraine Cooper

Please note that the start time shown allows for registration and refreshments, the course programme will be sent to each delegate via the email supplied with the final information.

Members of NAHT can enjoy our courses and conferences at a subsidised rate so join here today and start enjoying the benefits of membership

Please do not book travel or accomodation without checking with the Professional Development team on events@naht.org.uk that the course will be going ahead.

The NAHT has the right to cancel the course if insufficient bookings are received. The NAHT also reserves the right to change the venue prior to the scheduled date, and in this event will communicate any alterations as soon as possible.

By booking a place you are accepting NAHT's terms and conditions.


Do I need my membership number to book?

Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter the correct membership number. You can find your membership number by phoning membership on 0300 3030333 option 2.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The Professional Development team can be contacted on events@naht.org.uk or 01444 472405.

Is my booking transferrable?

Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. These will need to be made in writing to events@naht.org.uk before the event. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge.

Cancellation fees:

Within 20 working days - 25% charge

Within 10 working days - 50% charge

Within 5 working days - 75% charge

Within 2 working days - 100% charge

Can I update my registration information?

Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at events@naht.org.uk

Does the name on the booking need to match the attendee?

The names of each individual attendee must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each attendee as this will be used for the final confirmation.

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