Return to Joining the HfL MAT


A detailed handbook with has been produced to aid local authority maintained schools through the joining process.

Handbook contents

  • Introduction
  • Summary of the conversion process
  • Context: ‘Converter’ academies and ‘sponsored’ academies
  • The decision to convert
  • The application to convert
  • Conversion support
  • Consultation and Public Relations
  • Education and School Improvement
  • Governance
  • Land and buildings
  • Capital issues
  • Staffing implications of conversion
  • Transfer of contracts and assets
  • Finance and Academy Budget

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