Becoming a Primary Academy

  • Take control of your school’s future by knowing:
    • what it means to become an academy
    • the process by which you can become one
    • how to get it right for the benefit of everyone
  • Impartial expert advice on the:
    • pitfalls for the unwary
    • benefits for the innovative

Information on speakers coming soon.

Unpick the daunting academisation decision and process:



  • How to take control of the new freedoms and responsibility

  • Make informed decisions on the best fit academy model

  • Start the process of conversion confidently

  • What academisation means for your staff and the TUPE process

  • How to brand and market your school (or groups of schools)

  • Tools to help: 

    • A conversion roadmap 

    • Model leadership structures

    • Policy templates 

    • Staff briefing template

    • Parent briefing template



  • Develop an appropriate governance structure

  • The new accountabilities and models for governance

  • Tools to help: Governance models, Governor briefing template



  • The financial implications of becoming an academy

  • Save money during the conversion process

  • Undertake financial and educational due diligence

  • Tools to help: Finance book