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In July 2010 the Academies Act was introduced to make it possible for all schools, primary or secondary, to transfer to become Academies. Becoming an Academy gives schools more control over their curriculum, timetable, budget and staffing. Since 2010 an increasing number of schools have moved away from the control of their Local Authority to become academies and benefitted from the freedom this has given them.
There are a number of stages which a school has to follow in order to become an Academy:-
To convert to an Academy a limited company has to be formed where the Governing Body then become Directors of the Trust. Documentation which is required are:-
Livingstons Solicitors based in South Cumbria provide legal advice for Academy conversion. We provide expert advice and guidance to the schools including advising Head teachers and Governors of the procedure and funding available up to and including transferring to Academy status.
If your school is considering conversion to an Academy then please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Swarbrick who will be able to advise and assist you further.
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We are always on the lookout for good staff, whether or not we have any current vacancies. We are always happy to receive speculative applications and will keep your details on file should a suitable vacancy arise.
Please send your CV and covering letter to David Chadwick, Practice Manager, 9 Benson Street, Ulverston LA12 7AU
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