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Conversion to academy

Discussion in 'Primary' started by damplink, May 8, 2011.

  1. damplink

    damplink New commenter

    Not as easy for Primaries I would guess as they haven`t got the expertise or time to sort it all out. Anyone done it or thinking of doing it got any thoughts on the matter?
     
  2. No, no-one in my primary has the expertise to anything much, other than roll up at 9.00 and leave at 3.15.
    Surely this post is a joke?
     
  3. What on earth do you mean by 'not as easy for primaries'?
    There are primaries in our LA that are academies and many more applying.
     
  4. damplink

    damplink New commenter

    Do small Primaries have anyone to carry out the business manager role that is apparently required to convert to becoming an academy - something that secondaries already have in place.
     
  5. breadmaker

    breadmaker New commenter

    Not quite- most of them still keep their dinner money etc. in a margarine tub in the headteacher's handbag, but that's the cosy world of primary schools for you- no expertise in anything at all.
     
  6. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Oh I don't know...we're sort of okish at getting kids to read, write and count!
     
  7. breadmaker

    breadmaker New commenter

    Yes we are, that's obviously why all this academy stuff is way beyond any of us who work in primary schools!
     
  8. damplink

    damplink New commenter

    Margerine tub? You are lucky - ours is in an old cocoa tin. But seriously, are you all saying that Academy conversion is a fairly simple matter for small primaries ?
     

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