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Latest academy video

Catch up with the first video diary in our new series Becoming an Academy featuring The Westlands School.

 

Lessons from Alberta

What can practitioners and policy-makers involved with academies and free schools in England learn from the features and history of Alberta’s education model? The views, opinions and ideas are from educationalists and stakeholders
Lessons from Alberta (PDF) [507 kb)
 

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Becoming an Academy
Following the progress of two outstanding schools who have gone through the process of becoming one of the new style of academies, through video diaries that monitor and reveal how staff, leaders and pupils are coping with the changes.
(6 programmes)

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT)

Teachers TV has formed a partnership with The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT), who are an independent, not-for-profit charity, dedicated to raising levels of achievement in education. To find out more, visit their website below.

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

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Secondary academies videos

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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 The Process
Headteachers from two schools explain the process involved in becoming an academy and offer advice and reflections.
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3 mins Catching up with South Farnham
Part of the series Becoming an Academy
A primary school debates the merits and affects of becoming an academy.
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