We visit Harrogate High School to learn about their experience of becoming an academy.
The White Paper was launched in March 2016. This document explains plans for all schools in England to either become academies, or be in the process of converting to academy status, by the end of 2020.
It also proposes that the vast majority of schools work in multi-academy trusts (MATs), allowing them to share resources, staff and expertise to continue driving up standards. The new structure will also provide further career development options for teachers so they can continue to work in the classroom.
The new system will mean that not only are schools able to drive improvement themselves but where a school is struggling, action can be taken sooner and support can be provided.
More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/governme...