Sponsors are responsible for the performance and finances of the school, recruiting the head teacher, and selecting the governing body.
To apply to become a sponsor, you need to fill in the application provided by the DfE outlining a regional growth plan, evidence of financial expertise, information about your educational track record, and clear governance structures.
Getting your first school
If you are approved, there are still a number of steps that need to be taken before you can sponsor an academy. These include:
- Setting out a school improvement plan
- Getting ministerial approval
- Agreeing legal issues with the LA regarding buildings and land
- Signing a funding agreement
Below you can find guidance to support the development of your trust.