Governors, together with the school's leadership, determine the strategic direction of the school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.

The governing body will want to consider all the implications of potential academy conversion before making such an important decision and needs to be clear about their rationale for conversion.

Below are some useful resources for governors who are seeking information relating to academy conversion.

More information can be found in the School Organisation section.

Useful downloads

Academies - Questions for Governors - September 2016

Converting to an Academy - September 2016

Governance Handbook - January 2017

Academies Financial Handbook 2018



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