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Academy Conversion

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Academy Conversion


What is included?


All DSAT academies will benefit from:


  • Project management of the conversion 
  • Conversion plan with required actions and milestones
  • Chairing and set up of the conversion steering group
  • DFE, Regional Schools Commissioner, EFA liaison and co-ordination
  • Legal adviser appointment
  • Legal adviser costs
  • HR support and advice
  • Finance support and advice
  • Estates support and advice
  • TUPE support and co-ordination
  • Financial and budgeting system implementation (including training) co-ordination and support 
  • Pupil tracker system and Capita SIMs set up support and co-ordination
  • Payroll set up support and co-ordination
  • Bank account set up and co-ordination
  • Insurance set up and co-ordination
  • Pension liaison with Local Authority
  • Conversion grant reporting
  • Signage costs
  • Website costs
  • LGB training and set up costs



What is not included?

  • Financial system, budgeting system, pupil tracker, Capita SIMs purchase, licence and training costs
  • Payroll set up costs and pension report costs from Local Authority


Additional information


Please note the above set up costs not included. These should be covered by the conversion grant. All of the conversion grant will be required to fund the above. Conversion will take up a significant amount of staff time and this is especially in relation to back office staff where the systems will fundamentally change once an academy compared to a maintained school.