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Last updated on 18 April 2017
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What are sponsored academies? Each low-performing school becoming an academy is expected to have a sponsor that "will bring added drive, expertise and capacity". We look at the DfE's guidance on academy sponsorship and explain how sponsored academies are governed.

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  1. Responsibilities of the sponsor
  2. Funding for newly sponsored academies
  3. Criteria for approval of sponsors
  4. Governance of sponsored academies
  5. 'Interim executive committees' in sponsored academies
  6. Sponsorship and admissions policies in faith schools
  7. Converter academies: disputing a sponsor

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