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Communication and Consultation

Setting up a free school or becoming an academy is a challenging process. To establish an outstanding school it will be essential to have the support and engagement of your staff. The key to effective engagement is good communications and consultation throughout the free school/academy application process and beyond.

Employee communication and consultation enables informed and engaged staff to understand the needs of the school and to improve their performance in line with the organisations objectives. By listening to staff, school leaders can build trust and make informed decisions and gain insight and understanding which will enhance management performance.

View our Employee communications and consultation page for more detailed advice.

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Acas runs practical training courses to help develop and improve management communications and consultation skills. View related Acas training and course dates in your area for Information and consultation.

Acas can also help you to conduct an Employee Engagement Survey which will help you identify and measure the critical people issues that are affecting your academy/free school's performance. We also have staff who can visit your school to provide specific advice tailored to your own circumstances.

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