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1 Academy Sponsorship Dominic Herrington Director, Academies Group The IAA National Conference 4 July

2 Academies now: key facts and figures 731 of the 3049 open academies are sponsored: 303 primary schools 422 secondary schools 6 special 8% of primary schools are open as academies (11% are open or in the pipeline to become academies) 51% of secondary schools are open as academies (60% are open or in the pipeline to become academies) Sponsored academies deliver faster and better attainment than maintained schools in similar positions 2.

3 We track sponsors by type 3.

4 Academy sponsorship is changing… 4. More diverse in nature and more school sponsorship What are sponsors school improvement and operating models? Moving to industrial scale Growing understanding of the model in the education service Stronger steers from the DfE (pause, geography, sustainability)

5 The number of school sponsors is growing Currently, 169 schools are sponsoring either open or pipeline academies, compared to 43 two years ago: 60 primary schools 97 secondary schools 4 special schools 8 Independent schools 35 Teaching Schools are approved academy sponsors 96 of NLEs schools are approved academy sponsors 5.

6 Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools 6. …I want to see more outstanding schools sponsoring weaker schools. I want to see strong multi-academy trusts and secondary schools doing more, in particular, to engage with their feeder primaries and create local clusters to improve performance.

7 What is our strategy? 7.

8 Our strategy has three parts 1.Recruit more sponsors Encourage outstanding converters to become sponsors Run recruitment events every month Recruit business background Ambassadors Recruit a new Schools Commissioner New Sponsor Capacity Fund 8.

9 Our strategy has three parts… 2.Ensure sponsors are high quality Take a risk based approach to assessing sponsor capacity Audit Diocesan quality and capacity Develop a mentoring scheme for new/growing sponsors Troubleshoot issues within sponsor organisations Ensure we have high quality sponsors to deliver the Targeted Basic Need (TBN) programme 9.

10 Our strategy has three parts… 3.Intervene in failing sponsors Issue Pre-warning Notices early in autumn term if needed Rigorously analyse major sponsors school improvement approaches and capacity Continue to monitor the impact of PWNs and WNs EFA intervention framework Explore intervening at the chain/sponsor level 10.

11 Some key target areas Leeds Hampshire Kent Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire North Yorkshire Wakefield Rotherham Surrey Staffordshire Cornwall Norfolk Devon Northumberland Essex Isle of Wight Plymouth 11.

12 We are here to help! Dominic Herrington Director, Academies Group Henry Watson Deputy Director, Sponsor Relationship & Development Division 12.


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