Whilst the conversion process enables a school to achieve academy status, when you’re ready to reopen as an academy the support continues.
This article looks at some issues a school must pay attention to and deal with fully after reopening as an academy.
1) Enlisting support
It would be churlish for schools to go through such a momentous change without seeking advice from existing supporting bodies. That is why, after reopening, it is a good idea to speak to networks such as Freedom and Autonomy for Schools (FASNA) or Schools, Students and Teacher’s Network (SSAT) who are on hand to offer advice and guidance to new academies.