Converting as part of a MAT: informing parents and staff
Get some inspiration from other schools so you can confidently consult parents and staff during the academy conversion process.
You must have a formal consultation
The governing board must formally consult about your school's plans to convert into an academy. It must do this before the school converts.
As part of the consultation process, schools often send a letter to parents and staff, then invite them to a meeting to discuss the issues further.
Find out more about the consultation process here.
Consultation information and letters: examples
Primary School in Kent
Chartham Primary School has a page set up on its website where parents can find:
- A consultation letter setting out its plan to convert to academy status, together with an infant school, and create a MAT
- A response form for parents to ask questions and express any concerns
- Responses to questions raised by parents
- The governing board's report on the results of the consultation and its decision on the conversion
Secondary school in Wokingham
The Emmbrook School has published a statement to its website which sets out: