The processes involved in converting a maintained school to Academy status, forming a multi-academy trust (“MAT”), or bringing new schools into a MAT can be daunting. Our Schools and Academies team can steer you through the process, liaising between the schools (or MAT) and the Department for Education.
We guide Governors and Senior Leadership Teams through the DfE’s academisation processes. Every school or academy is different, and we will be on hand to address any issues which arise. We can help whether you are a maintained school considering conversion, a MAT taking on additional school(s), or a stand-alone academy wishing to become part of a MAT.
We are experienced in liaising with the DfE, Local Authorities and other stakeholders; preparing funding agreements and transfer of documents; dealing with the school site and other property issues; assistance with the TUPE process for the transfer of employees; and preparation for governor, staff, and other consultation meetings.
By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor
The newest of the HK Law offices and proud to service the people and businesses of Blandford and the surrounding area.
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