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Sponsored academies

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

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