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    What sort of support will the finance manager receive?

    A great deal as this is the area where the learning curve can be the steepest. There are new systems…

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    How will the consultation be managed?

    The Trust has strong experience in this area and will ensure all stakeholders are fully engaged.

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    How will the project be managed?

    The Trust will provide a Project manager to carry out most of the work leaving the school to focus on…

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    Would the school receive legal support?

    Yes. We have helped many schools through the conversion process and our partner legal advisers have an excellent track record.…

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    Does the Trust make a profit?

    No. That is not allowed by law and trusts are subject to scrutiny through audit and their funding agreement with…

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    How far are systems and processes centralised?

    The Trust believes in creating self- sustaining schools and that means giving as much autonomy as possible to individual schools.…

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    How will the Trust support building and site improvements?

    The Trust has an annual capital improvement grant to support all its schools. A plan is agreed by head teachers…

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    Would pupils be selected?

    No. We are firmly opposed to any form of selection and operate a non-selective admissions policy for all our academies…

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    Does becoming an academy change our relationship with the LA?

    Yes, the LA is no longer directly responsible for the school’s performance and has significantly reduced powers of intervention. However,…

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    Would existing staff be TUPED across to the Trust?

    Yes, staff are protected by TUPE for as long as they remain at the school

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