SFCA will be hosting a workshop aimed at colleges that have converted to academies and those in the pipeline. Christine Quinn, Reigional Schools Commissioner will provide an overview of the role of sixth form colleges in the Academies sector. A range of round-table discussions will follow, focusing on the following:
What changes have you made to ensure your college adapts to academy governance?
How are you addressing the advantages and disadvantages of academy funding and finance?
Do the SFCA Terms and Conditions have a place in an Academy Trust?
Have you made, or will you make, changes to your staffing complement to make the most of academy status?
What performance indicators will you monitor to ensure that shared services, staff and strategies contribute to quality of Trust outcomes?
How are you preparing for different accountability frameworks (Ofsted, RSC, SRIB)?
How have you prepared for the different returns expected of academies?
What has been the impact of academy status on your relations with schools in your Trust, and with other feeder schools in your community?
Having established your academy vision and values, how will you ensure buy-in from current and future partner schools?
Does your community understand your Academy Trust? How will you ensure your numbers in the future?