Resources and useful sources of information for anyone concerned about their school or wanting to know more about Academy status.
Anti Academies Alliance
The Anti Academies Alliance is a campaign composed of unions, parents, pupils, teachers, councillors and MPs. The website is a wealth of news, resources, information and advice.
Why-would-a-school-want-to-become-an-Academy-final A very informative Briefing document from Anti Academies Alliance
Briefing-for-Governors-and-Headteachers A guide to Academies for Governors and Headteachers from the Anti Academies Alliance
A can of worms
www.acanofworms.org.uk is a blog set up by lawyer David Wolfe. It is for anyone concerned about academies or free schools and the law. It gives David’s answers to many of the legal FAQs he has been asked over the years.
The following lawyers may be able to provide legal advice on making a legal challenge;
Rosa Curling of Leigh Day & Co firstname.lastname@example.org
Tessa Gregory of Public Interest Lawyers Tessa.Gregory@publicinterestlawyers.co.uk
Department for Education
The DfE’s Academies pages include the official line on Academies, government information and guidance for schools wanting to become an Academy and current lists of open Academies as well as schools in the process of converting.
National Governors Association (NGA) guidance
Guidance for National Governors Association members on the 2010 Academies Act This includes very useful information on what a consultation should involve and clear guidance that an application to convert should not be made before the end of consultation.
Useful benefits & drawbacks analysis from http://www.hcaa.org.uk
Local Authority guidance
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