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
Alan Yellup

Alan Yellup

Date: 27th Jun 2017

Alan Yellup OBE has led his school through three consecutive Outstanding Ofsted inspections, despite being in an area of high social deprivation. Students in his school arrive with below-average attainment, but leave with excellent exam results having made Outstanding progress.

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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

First delegate rate

£299 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£279 + VAT