Thinking of converting to academy status?

If you are the Headteacher or Chair of Governors of a local-authority-maintained school considering converting to an academy, there is a well-trodden pathway to be followed.

DfE has published an update to the (voluminous) guidance on this.

For an outline of the steps in this process (and to access the guidance in full) click here.

If you would like to review any aspect (whether at the “strategic review” level or to get a perspective on the (sometimes tortuous) “machinery” of achieving academy conversion, do please contact me at or on 017514 499238 for a preliminary discussion (or indeed, for a basic and more general chat about what I do)