22/23 Becoming an Academy

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Cross Phase


Leadership and Management

Event Details

Start Date and Time Thursday 15 June 5:30 pm
End Date and Time Thursday 15 June 7:30 pm
Michael Barratt
Location Online Event
Parking No

Event Prices

Subscriber Credit Cost 1.50
Subscriber Cost 64.00
PAYG Credit Cost 2.00
PAYG Cost 100.00


The decision to become an academy and join/create a multi-academy trust is significant, strategic and also historic in the development of the school.

Frequently governing bodies approach this alone and the journey through these previously unchartered waters can be daunting. 

Michael Barratt is a retired Chief Executive Officer of a trust in our region who has worked both in local authority schools and academies (in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin) and who has discussed this decision extensively with many governing bodies in recent years. 

We offer a two-hour objective conversation with Michael which will take the form of a brief presentation in terms of rationale, roles, timelines and the major dimensions of this strategic decision. 

“Thanks again for your wonderful support and insights as we would not have been able to get to this point without you.” 

“Thank you for your support and giving of information during the meeting is was exactly what the evening needed and I was very grateful for your knowledge throughout.” 

(Executive Headteacher of a Shropshire Federation)


School will: 

  • Have the opportunity to ask as many questions as they need to start them or progress them through this decision-making process. 

  • Should governors wish to pursue further discussion or be given support during this process, then this can be organised through cpd@chester.ac.uk
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