The consultation process is a very important element of the whole process, and should only be undertaken once a very clear view has been obtained by the senior leadership team and governors of the potential pros-and cons of conversion.
Clearly other issues will come to light through the consultation process, but a rational and well-thought through exposition of the argument for becoming an academy should be sort. in order that a full and constructive debate can be had.
The network has developed a number of resources to help with this process, which include consultation survey collection tools and human resource that can be called upon to help brief stakeholder groups (where required). These aspects are set out in the following sections: