Aside for academies, there are many other models of school organisation to consider. The whole process of working with others may not be one step for your school and often taken a series of steps for trust and transparency to be established. In order of strength these include:
- Cluster or group working usually within local authority led groups
- Informal or formal collaboration
- Local Collaborative Trust (LCT)
Other school organisational changes a school may consider is changing from VC to VA designation; both church schools but the later with a greater degree of ownership of capital funding, admissions and employees.
If you are considering a change to your school organisation do please contact the diocese for advice and support.
Some useful information is also available in The School Governance Regulations 2012 .