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Academy conversion: conflicts of interest

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Last updated on 23 March 2017
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Which governors can vote on academy conversion? The DfE explains that all governors can vote on academy conversion. Three of our associate education experts advise on managing potential conflicts of interest in the case of IEB members, governors working at a school within a MAT, and the headteacher.

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  1. 1 DfE: all governors are entitled to vote on an academy application
  2. 2 Headteacher of a converting school
  3. 3 Governors working at a MAT the school may join
  4. 4 Members of an IEB who may sit on the new MAT board

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