Protecting members in academies

The NUT remains committed to supporting and protecting members working in academies. If your school or college is transferring to academy status, creating or joining a multi-academy trust or transferring to a new academy employer, please use our  Academies Toolkit. The Toolkit steers you through the transfer process, and explains the key issues to look out for after a transfer to a new employer. It also shows how you and your members can work together within the NUT to protect and preserve your rights. 

The NUT Academies Transfers guidance explains the legal provisions that can be used to assist in protecting members’ rights when a school becomes an academy. It can also assist where an established academy is taken over by an existing academy chain or where a free school is established upon the merger, take-over and/or closure of existing schools or services. It is intended to provide technical advice to supplement the Academies Toolkit “Protecting members in Academies” which is aimed at school representatives in those academies which are in the process of transferring to academy status or have transferred already.