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Be clear on each step of the academy conversion process so you know what you need to do from start to finish. Use our handy checklist to keep track of the tasks to complete, to make sure everything's covered.

This article is aimed at the chair of governors, and it's based on the detailed guide to the academy conversion process from the Department for Education (DfE) - the chair, or your headteacher, will be completing the steps outlined in here.

Conversion should take around 6 months according to the New Schools Network, so make sure you're clear on the steps as well as your role throughout this process. 

Download our checklist

Download our checklist for the conversion process so you've got all of the steps you need to follow at your fingertips, and you can tick them off as you go:

The rest of this article details what we've included in the checklist - so we'd suggest reading the article before using the checklist. Plus, there are some FAQs at the end.

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