Join the Network

The network welcomes participation by all schools. Simply complete the fax-back form linked at the bottom of this page, and further information will be sent, including the option to talk face-to-face about your own issues, intentions and needs. Members are not invoiced immediately on joining, in order that they can have time to be sure that the Network is going to be of value to them.

Membership Costs (01/09/2011 to 31/08/2012)

Light membership is designed to cover those just starting to think about the whole academy issue, and looking for some good quality initial information. Full membership is designed to cover those seeking support to fully understand the issues, with additional elements priced separately in order that members can limit their own contribution only to that which they need, rather than subsidising others.

Light annual membership: £50 (free to GEL members)

  • Full password protected access to the Primary Academy website including all information and detailed support areas.
  • Regular information news updates on primary academy issues.
  • Full use of support request forms.

Full annual membership: £500

  • Full password protected access to the Primary Academy website
  • Regular information news update on primary academy issues
  • 1 x face-to-face briefing and information to leadership teams on issues, including support in using the Evaluative Framework
  • 1 x face-to-face workshop for the school leadership team and governors at a convenient time (daytime or evening)
  • Links for leadership teams to other schools in the same quandary, and to those who have already taken the plunge

Additional Elements for full members: From £50

  • Further face-to-face bespoke briefing meetings to leadership team
  • Further face-to-face workshops for the school leadership team/ governors at a convenient time and location
  • Personalised support in scoping and investigating options for particular schools
  • Support in assessing the implications for remaining within local authority control

Contact the support team for further information on additional elements, many of which can be tailored and costed according to your needs.