The process of conversion has a significant impact on the business management function within a new academy, and many are bringing in help from outside. But how can those running an academy be sure they are buying services from a safe source, and from companies that have a proven track record of selling into the education market? Tony Richardson, Chair of IAAS, finds out

Andrew Hemmings, Principal, of the Bushey Academy in Watford discusses conversion and the journey the school has embarked upon since starting over

There are some interesting models developing to encourage primary school conversions, including forming primary academy clusters with shared management and forging symbiotic relationships with neighbouring secondary academies. Owen Willcox and Peter Hill from TPP Law reports

The Bushey Academy settles into its striking new £30m state-of-the-art premises