Considering Academy conversion?

Wondering how to navigate the road ahead?

Octavo are delighted to introduce our Academies Associate, Stephen Smith, who can offer an independent service for maintained schools converting to academy status.

Why Stephen?

For the past 10 years Stephen has worked as an education advisor, project manager and consultant with a successful track record in supporting governing bodies, headteachers, councils and multi-academy sponsors. During the early development of academies he supported Croydon Council and schools as Academies and Estates Advisor. He has demonstrated success in managing relationships, devising strategy, leading change, project managing and articulating an education vision in a range of educational contexts.

Stephen has been involved in over 40 academy conversion projects, supporting multi –academy trust sponsors, governors, principals, senior leadership teams and teachers. Stephen has an excellent understanding of local schools’ contexts and has extensive experience of supporting governing bodies and headteachers. He has the answers to the questions you haven't even formulated yet and can walk you through the process one step at a time.


for a no obligation telephone discussion

and find out more about working with Stephen and the support he can offer your school.

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Specialising in:

  • School Improvement
  • Educational Psychology
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Finance Services
  • Education Welfare
  • Governor Services
  • Education Business Partnership

Plus a full range of brokered services making us a one stop shop for schools