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How to prepare for your DfE interview

Becoming an academy sponsor (mainstream, special, AP)

Completing section D3 (AP)

Role of governors (mainstream, special, AP)

Setting up a company limited by guarantee (mainstream,special, AP)

Completing the budget plan (AP)

Completing section F1 and F2 - Capacity and capability (mainstream, special, AP)

Creating your vision (mainstream)