There are many who believe academisation is inevitable, that those schools which do not embrace it and jump – on the bandwagon – will be pushed, under less favourable terms. Conventional wisdom says conversion can’t be fought – resistance is futile – yet here is a link to a very practical blog by a group who have resisted, successfully, handing on the benefit of their experience.
The following link comes from the successful Hands Off Bournville School Campaign. It is a comprehensive guide to campaigning for meaningful consultation. The HOBS campaign successfully fought voluntary academy conversion at a large and successful secondary school in Birmingham, and while the situation is very different for forced academies, the principles of building a successful campaign are largely the same