The actual conversion is just the starting point. With the help of your conversion team you can set growth and performance targets to ensure your Academy thrives. Your relationship with your professional advisers doesn’t simply end at the point of conversion; building lasting relationships will ensure you have access to the best advice possible […]
Academies may ‘buy back’ services from their local authority, however as they are now in receipt of public money the Academy Trust has to ensure it can demonstrate it is getting value for money so any services bought in from the local authority must reflect this.
Unless there is a concern for a particular member of staff, new DBS checks will not be required for existing staff upon conversion to Academy status. DBS checks will be required for new staff under the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ requirements.
This all depends on the type of school and current ownership of the land. For community schools the land is generally owned by the local authority. Upon conversion, the Academy trust will occupy the land on a 125 year lease with the local authority becoming the landlord for the Academy Trust. Land ownership […]
TUPE is an abbreviation of ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’ and protects an employee’s terms and conditions of their employment when this is transferred from one employer to another. When a school becomes an Academy, the employment of staff transfers from the local authority to the Academy Trust. All employees will […]
Building and construction contracts are generally agreed over a relatively long period of time, so existing Local Authority Contracts may need to be transferred to the Academy Trust such that the contractor becomes accountable to the Academy.