Research and analysis

Do academies make use of their autonomy?

Research looking at whether academies make use of the autonomy their academy status provides.



This paper reports the results of a survey which looked at:

  • the reasons for schools becoming academies
  • the changes they have made since conversion
  • perceived effect of these changes
  • attitudes towards the new national curriculum
  • how they collaborate with other schools
  • changes in the performance management of staff