Phase 3: Conversion

Clearly conversion is a technically complex process, and although the DfE state that it is designed to be as simple as possible, in reality there is much to clarify and undertake. These resource pages are designed to address the key issues that come up during the process.

It is important to remember that this site is a gateway to personal human support, not just the copious information presented on the pages below. For example, feel free to use the form at the bottom of each information page to ask further questions.

In all cases the network tries to align advice and guidance to what is really going on/ real experiences with the DfE advice and guidance published in it’s various forms. By doing so it is hoped that those that come later to the conversion process find it easier and less stressful to undertake!

To date areas covered are:




Federations and Trusts (existing)


Buildings and Land


Staff Pay and Conditions

Local Authorities


If further help is needed in other areas please use the form below.