Steps to Join Our Family
Register your school’s interest in converting to an academy with our MAT by submitting the Lancaster Diocesan ‘Academy Readiness Checklist’
Your school starts its consultation with key stakeholders to join BEBCMAT. We will support the school through this process.
The Governing Body of your school meet to consider the outcome of the stakeholder consultation. The Governing Body of your school resolve to convert to an academy with BEBCMAT. Conditional consent from the Diocese will be formally requested at this stage to permit the application to convert.
The Secretary of State approves your school’s proposal to convert to an academy with our MAT and makes an Academy Order.
The TUPE consultation process commences. While the project management team will lead on the process, our MAT will be happy to support your school through this process.
Your school would work closely with BEBCMAT to prepare the legal documentation to convert your School to an academy. This would involve the following actions on your, and our part:
Due Diligence: assisting our MAT in carrying out buildings, staffing and commercial information gathering processes
BEBCMAT, the Local Authority and the Governing Body of your school enter into the Commercial Transfer Agreement and land documentation.
The Trust and the Secretary of State sign the Supplemental Funding Agreement for your school.
We work with your school to ensure that enhanced DBS checks are up-to-date.
We work with your school to ensure that financial systems and insurance are in place.
Your school opens as an academy within BEBCMAT.