11th Mar 2024

Academisation Structures and Processes – An Introduction to Academy Governance : Course B – Recorded

Overview of Learning

This  pre recorded session will provide an overview of government policy in relation to academy and multi-academy trust governance. It will detail information on systems and structures and also outline key questions and points to consider when converting from a maintained school and joining an existing Multi-Academy Trust. By the end of this session, you will:

  • Have received an overview of current government policy.
  • Considered the similarities and differences in governance structures and roles and responsibilities, between maintained schools and academies.
  • Have an understanding of key points and questions to consider when deciding to convert to become and academy.


All governors, trustees, local governors and members of schools and academies, particularly those governors in maintained schools considering academisation or joining an existing MAT Board


John Ashworth, Governance Services Manager


This course will be a recorded video session. This will be released to you on the dates advertised and available to view via the secure Bolton Governance Gateway website. Notification will be made via email.  You can view the recording at your leisure after this date.

Pricing and Cancelation

Fees for this session are payable via the school budget and not by individual members of the governing board. If your governing board has signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement, sessions are free of charge. Governors of governing boards who have not signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement may attend for a fee of £90 per session.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332116 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a place is cancelled by the delegate within five working days of the course date. Schools who have signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement will be charged £25 for each cancellation within five days of the course. If your school has not signed up to the SLA the full course fee will be charged. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer on 01204 332116 or via email at

Price per session: Governance Training SLA/ £90 per session

Venue: Virtual

Time: Virtual

Category: Training

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