A couple of odd things here. You say you are below floor standards, but in the 2nd paragraph you say that ROL shows that you are above the national mean for progress. To be below floor standards you have to be <u>below on all 3 measures</u> of attainment, mean progress in maths and mean progress in English. If you are above on any of the 3 measures, then you are above floor standards. Also, the DfE are not, as far as I know targeting schools who are below floor to be sponsored academies, since few sponsors would go near schools that are below floor. Are you sure it's not academy conversion? Finally, do make sure you get proper representation from your union and from the LA as the last poster said.