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Thinking of Becoming an Academy

Find out what the change to academy status means for school leaders and governors, as four principals of successful academies offer their views on governance, budgets, inclusion, staff and admissions.

There are 9 videos in this series.

5 mins The Process
Headteachers from two schools explain the process involved in becoming an academy and offer advice and reflections.
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5 mins New Freedoms
Headteachers from two schools discuss the freedom academy status entails relating to work, pay and term-times.
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5 mins Working with Partner Schools
Headteachers from South Farnham School and Westlands Academy Trust discuss the expectation of working with partner schools when they are signed up as new academies.
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4 mins Governance and Responsibilities
Principals of established academies talk about how academy status affects school governance, the advantages of academy status, and the new responsibilities it brings, in this school governance resource.
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4 mins Staff
Four principals of established primary and secondary academies discuss the freedom they have when it comes to decisions about pay and conditions for staff, in this school management resource.
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4 mins Curriculum
Looking at what academy status means for the curriculum, four principals of established primary and secondary academies share their views in this school management resource.
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4 mins Budget
Taking a look at the issue of school finance, four principals of existing primary and secondary academies discuss how academy status has affected their funding, in this school management resource.
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4 mins Admissions
Discover more about the options for admission procedures for academies, as four principles of existing primary and secondary academies share their experiences in this school management resource.
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4 mins Procurement
Four academy principals talk about procurement and the time issues involved in taking over responsibility from their local authority, in this school management resource for primary and secondary schools.
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