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BRENTWOOD DIOCESAN SECONDARY HEADS’ ASSOCIATION. Academy Status Presentation Stephen Ravenscroft and Roger Inman 1 October 2010. Academies. Overview Background Legal status Legal process Likely issues Questions?. ACADEMIES. Background City Technology Colleges Academies

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Brentwood diocesan secondary heads association

BRENTWOOD DIOCESAN SECONDARY HEADS’ ASSOCIATION

Academy Status Presentation

Stephen Ravenscroft and Roger Inman

1 October 2010


Academies
Academies

Overview

  • Background

  • Legal status

  • Legal process

  • Likely issues

  • Questions?


Academies1
ACADEMIES

Background

  • City Technology Colleges

  • Academies

    • Blair/Adonis

    • Brown/Balls

    • Coalition


Academies2
Academies

Legal Status

  • Academies Act 2010

  • Companies limited by guarantee

  • Charitable status, but exempt from registration with Charity Commission

  • Independent schools, but subject to terms of the Funding Agreement


Academies3
Academies

Legal Process

  • Creation of company limited by guarantee

  • Negotiation of Funding Agreement

  • Preparation for transfer of undertaking to Academy, to include:

    • Property

    • Staff

    • Assets


Academies4
Academies

Likely Issues

  • Preservation of Christian Ethos

    • Land

    • Articles of Association

    • Funding Agreement

    • Members’ Agreement


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Academies

Likely issues

  • Land:

    • VA? Publicly funded? 1 April 2007. For discussion and negotiation with the DfE

    • Nature of interest to Academy – lease or less formal?

    • Status of any recent or ongoing works?

    • Existence of any recent funding grants, and possible terms and conditions

    • Powers of Secretary of State


Academies6
Academies

Likely Issues

  • Governance

    • Composition of governing bodies

    • Role of Dioceses/Trustees

    • Governors

    • Members

    • Preservation of rights – entrenchment?


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Academies

Likely issues

  • TUPE

    • Transfer of staff subject to existing terms and conditions

    • Possible union resistance

    • Effective consultation


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Academies

Likely issues

  • Pensions

    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme

    • Local Government Pension Scheme

    • Historic deficits and ongoing liabilities

    • Accounting treatment


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Academies

Likely issues

  • Funding Agreement

    • Key features

    • Funding Streams:

      • Guaranteed

      • Discretionary

    • Selection and ballots


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Academies

Any Questions?

Stephen Ravenscroft

Stone King LLP

[email protected]

020 7324 1732

07971 272008


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