Supported by Waltham Forest

Academy Schools Governance Explained


Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:30 - 20:30


Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF


Governor Services

Course Code:



This course will clarify the differences for governing bodies that already are academies or are considering converting to an academy. It will focus on the differences in governance of academy schools and seek to answer the many questions that governors are likely to have as well as explaining the conversion process for those schools exploring becoming an academy.


This course is appropriate for governors, Trustees and Directors of maintained and academy schools.
The Outcomes of the session:
• To explain the range of different structures of academy schools
• To outline the different governance arrangements for each structure
• To detail the steps involved in converting to an academy
• To consider what is important when considering becoming an academy
This course is not intended to promote conversion to academy status or any one model but to support schools in considering the implications of each academy structure model for their school.
The course will include the DFE’s latest views as expressed in the White Paper “Educational Excellence Everywhere” and the implications of the latest policies outlined by the DFE.
The course is appropriate for governors of existing academies who wish to understand more the different structure and also for governors of those schools considering converting to an academy or joining an academy chain in the future.


This course aims to give governors:
• An explanation of the governance structures in academy schools;
• How these structures differ from maintained schools;
• Where further information can be obtained

Booking information:

Bookings will be taken through the WF Online system and will continue to be taken by the normal channels.

Bookings can be made by phone or email or at your Governing Body meeting.
Should you require further information please contact
Governor Services on 020 8496 6351 or Email:


All governors and directors of maintained and academy schools