J & G Marshall Ltd was created to help schools not just understand the academy conversion process, but to navigate successfully and effectively through it.
Our philosophy is simple – our team all sit on governing bodies. As a result, we see the process from the point of view of the schools, not the policy makers. We help senior leaders to continue to focus on education outcomes, while we handle the tasks, paperwork and hurdles that can come with conversion.
Furthermore, our support grows with you. We have the credentials and experience to help academies and MATs grow and flourish. We highlight your strengths and signpost areas to develop before they become critical concerns. This understanding is a vital part of a healthy academy trust.
To find out more, read what the schools and academies who work with us have to say. J & G Marshall is a true partner.
There is many a paradox in the Academy world but perhaps the biggest one is around the Headteacher Board. A group of Headteachers, together with and headed by an RSC, making a decision on a school’s, or group of schools, ability to successfully run an academy? Then, once the group is approved they expect the […]
‘Go before we are pushed’, ‘control the journey and destination’ as well as ‘we are not having a Trust come in and tell us what to do, how to operate’. Sound familiar?! These are the main reasons schools are now converting to academy status. The building blocks to the recent budget announcement were started in […]
I’ve never been a fan of the phrase ‘Critical Friend’. In my opinion, what a nonsensical phrase. When I first became a governor over 23 years ago, a wise man told me a governor is three things – Watchdog, Mediator and Champion. He went on to say that if I wore all three hats with […]
""I commend to you the services of Jeff Marshall and his colleagues to guide you through the process of converting into an academy. As busy professionals, still running a school, we found their ‘no nonsense, just leave it up to us’ approach both refreshing and time-saving. They answered the key questions as they arose, with advice a-plenty if needed.""John Rowan, Headteacher, Whirley Primary school