I have a question regarding the conversion of a school to an academy. If a school that is in special measures gains approval to become an academy, when it re-opens as such does the special measure status disappear and a new inspection is required? If Ofsted rule that no NQTs can be employed due to special measures but the school will become an academy before the new teacher takes up his/her post then can Ofsted prevent this or is their ruling on the old SCHOOL not the new ACADEMY? I am asking this as a job advert I have seen advertises a post as ideal for newly qualified teachers or more experienced practitioners yet on checking the schools Ofsted report it claims that NQTs cannot be appointed. However, the scholl is due to become an academy in september, which is when the appointment will commence. Does anybody know how this works? It's all a bit confusing.