Academies: The pros, cons & what governors and headteachers need to know to become an academy

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce that the following event will take place at The Henry Box School, Oxfordshire:
Academies: The pros, cons & what governors and headteachers need to know to become an academy
Wednesday 15 March | 14:00 – 18:00


Dame Kate Dethridge, Deputy Director for the NWLSC Academies Regional Delivery Group
Dr Nick Capstick OBE, CEO of the White Horse Federation
Paul James, CEO of the River Learning Trust
Dr Annabel Kay, CEO of The Warriner Multi Academy Trust
Matt Green, Headteacher of Hornton Primary School
Kathy Ethelston, Chair of Board of Governors for St James CofE Primary School
Reverend Charles Chadwick, Director (Diocesan Representative) of The Mill Academy
Department for Education representatives, The Education Funding Agency
The Henry Box School | Church Green | Witney | Oxfordshire | OX28 4AX
As of February 2016, there are 234 primary schools in Oxfordshire. A considerable number of these primary schools have fewer than 230 pupils and are located in the villages and small rural towns of Oxfordshire.
Given that small, rural, primary schools account for a large proportion of the schools in Oxfordshire, the issue of how they perform and the school improvement model that is most appropriate for them is a point we would like to explore; we believe the academy process could be a valid option.
This event will consist of talks and Q&A discussion, touching on themes raised by speakers who represent primary schools that have joined Multi-Academy Trusts (MAT); Directors and Governors whose roles have changed since their school joined a MAT; CEOs of MATs and their thoughts on the financial benefits, and the moral and reputational advantages of joining a MAT.
Running Time: 4 hours
Kind regards,
Tania Rawle
Team Leader for Academies in Oxfordshire, Department for Education
Natalia Douglas

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