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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to outline for listeners the rationale behind the new Act and what process must be followed by schools wishing to become academies. It will deal with the qualifying criteria for a school to become an academy, the funding arrangements and the controversial consultation process.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the policy behind the Act;
  • Be aware of the Governments statements as to which schools will qualify for academy status;
  • Understand the rules governing admissions and exclusions;
  • Understand how the funding arrangements work for new academies;
  • Be aware of the process of setting up an academy;
  • Be aware of the potential pitfalls in the consultation process as currently drafted.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Academies Act 2010.

This podcast is about the changes affecting schools in England pursuant to the enactment of the Academies Act 2010 by the coalition government in July 2010.

Podcast added: 09/09/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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