Thinking of becoming an academy?(TOBA)

Provider: PBM Inspection Services Ltd
£125.00 + VAT non-members
£112.50 + VAT PBM members

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Description The course considers the main advantages and disadvantages of converting to academy status. It provides an overview of the process of converting to academy status and the support provided and it helps participants to understand how academies are funded and their main freedoms, especially with regard to admissions, pay and conditions and the curriculum. The course explains the main models of how academies can work together, including through partnerships and academy chains and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of other forms of legal status and collaboration such as federations and trusts.
Duration 1 Day
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http://www.pbm-group.co.uk/course/thinking-of-becoming-an-academy-an-independent-view-of-the-adva...
Categories Primary, Secondary, Early Years/Foundation, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Head of Department / Faculty, Change Management, Business Management, Organisational Improvement, Education system, Out of school, Governor
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Aimed at: Governors, headteachers and senior leaders in primary, secondary and special schools

Course Objectives:
•    Consider the main advantages and disadvantages of converting to academy status
•    Gain an overview of the process of converting to academy status and the support provided
•    Understand how academies are funded and their main ‘freedoms’ especially with regard to admissions, pay and conditions and the curriculum
•    Explain the main models of how academies can work together, including through partnerships and academy chains
•    Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of other forms of legal status and collaboration such as federations and trusts

 

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How we evaluate the training:
•    Participants evaluate the training based upon the relevance to professional needs, the quality of the tuition, the quality of the training material, and the organisation, management and accommodation.
•    Delegates identify further training requirements
•    Follow up questionnaires are sent to delegates asking for feedback over time.
•    A track record is maintained for each course and for each tutor. Feedback and evaluation is shared with tutors in order to identify and inform development.

 

Follow-up activities and support

Following attendance on a course, all delegates are welcome to contact the main office with any questions and queries relating to the training and its application within school.

For most courses, tailored follow up consultancy services, coaching and mentoring  are available but these are at a separate cost. For quotations, delgates should contact the main office as discounts are available.

 

Details

Session 1

•    What is an academy and how does it differ from other schools?
•    An update on the number of academy conversions and recent developments in the academies programme
•    How academies are funded – will you be better off?
•    The process of converting including timescale, support and consultation requirements
•    How academies are governed – the roles of the academy trust and governing body

Session 2

•    The main academy ‘freedoms’ – especially admissions, pay and conditions and the curriculum
•    The benefits of working with other academies and the main models of collaboration
•    Other forms of legal status and collaboration, including trusts and federations
•    Moving forward – an overview of the main pros and cons of academy status
•    If you decide to convert – things to bear in mind

Tutor: The tutor has been an independent educational consultant and school inspector for over twelve years. With extensive consultancy experience, he currently works in the academies programme and has supported many schools across the country considering conversion.  He is also an education adviser for several leading national academy chains and sponsors.  

Additionally, he delivers high quality education leadership training on behalf of many well-known organisations and is also a regional associate for the National College for School Leadership and has been a school improvement partner (SIP) for eight schools

 

 

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