If your school is an academy or considering becoming one, or part of a multi- academy trust, you can find key information here to support your governing body before, during and after conversion.
Governance in academy trusts operates at a number of levels and for it to be effective, it is crucial that Members, Trustees, and those involved in governance at local level in multi-academy trusts, all understand their role and responsibilities.
Academy trusts operate a variety of governance models and use a number of different names for the arrangements they have in place at individual schools and groups of schools. This webinar explored the basic principles of governance, within academies, and how the trust's Scheme of Delegation, outlines what has been delegated. We reflected on how, at local level, those responsible for governance should be fulfilling the expectations of their role.
The Academy Trust Handbook 2021 replaces the Academies Financial Handbook from 2020; its new title heralds some significant changes to this annual publication. This webinar outlined on the key changes that impact on the work of those involved in academy trust governance.
This webinar was aimed at those involved in governance in academies and explored the role and function of the Scheme of Delegation. We focused on the principles of delegation and how these should inform the structure of the trust's Scheme of Delegation, and ultimately shape the work of governance at local level.
This podcast features our two governance experts; Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn in conversation on the role and responsibilities of Members in academy trusts.
The Academies Financial Handbook 2020 strengthened regulations relating to Internal Scrutiny. This webinar explored the role of the trust board in ensuring all elements of compliance are met, including the new requirement for qualified independent assurance to be in place. We focused on what trustees should expect to see in internal scrutiny, the breadth of its remit and how the board should demonstrate compliance and responsiveness to any recommendations coming out of the process. The role of internal scrutiny is to ensure that financial controls and risk management procedures are robust and effective in all trusts.
This Better Governor webinar explores the key changes to the newly published Academies Financial Handbook, which comes into force on 1st September this year. This session is relevant for all those involved in academy governance, including; Members, Trustees, those involved at local academy level in multi-academy trusts, and clerks.
Academies Financial Handbook 2020 published
This webinar provides trustees and others involved in governance within academies and free schools, with an update on effective governance of finance within the academy sector in 2019, moving forward into 2020. We will focus on recent updates from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the 2019 Academies Financial Handbook and the recently introduced School Resource Management Self-assessment tool.
The Education & Skills Funding Agency has introduced new statutory requirements on Academy Trusts, on related party transactions from 1st April 2019.