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New Freedoms

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Summary

Headteachers from two schools discuss the freedom academy status entails relating to work, pay and term-times.

Westlands Academy Trust and soon-to-be academy, South Farnham, share their thoughts and ideas on the process of gaining academy status.

When signing up as an academy, staff terms and conditions can be altered. This means outstanding teachers could be paid more, school hours could change and holiday dates could be amended.

Both headteachers, emphasise that any alterations will be to the benefit of all staff, rather than worsening conditions.

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