Converting to an Academy will give you the freedom to make your own decisions on how your school is run.
The constraints of working under local authority control will be removed, giving you autonomy to set and manage your budgets more effectively to meet the individual needs of your school and its students.
Academies have the freedom to establish targets for excellence. The national curriculum can be adapted or changed completely giving greater flexibility to educate your students.
Academies allow you to adapt the lengths of term times and school days to help you offer more extra-curricular activities as appropriate.
Setting salaries for your staff will be the responsibility of the Academy and not the local authority. This means staff can be rewarded based on performance related factors, providing greater opportunity to raise standards within the Academy.