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Preparing for change

There are key areas of your existing practice such as ethos, governance, financial management and staffing resources that will need to be reviewed and evaluated as you prepare to change. This will be imperative when bringing schools and academies together to work as one new organisation and as they move towards entering into a trust arrangement.

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The conversion of a School to an Academy, or the establishment of a MAT are complicated and often time-consuming processes. Taking the opportunity to understand the tasks that will need to be completed, as well as the new legislative requirements you will face, will ensure that your endeavour will be successful.
Herts for Learning have produced a range of Key consideration guides, focusing on all aspects of the business of educational settings.  These guides are a great starting point to begin to understand the transition process to becoming an academy or multi-academy trust.  They may also highlight any skills gap you may have within your setting, and the requirements of any assistance you may need.