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 London
St Winefride's Catholic Primary School has a page set up on its website where parents can view all of the information gathered as part of their academy conversion process. This include:
- Minutes of a parent and carer forum meeting
- Presentations to unions, governors, staff and parents
- A parent consultation letter
- A document responding to questions arising
Secondary school in Wokingham
Why it's decided to join a MAT rather than form a standalone academy How the