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.
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.
A new guide to careers in schools for governors has been published in January 2019
The DfE have updated their guidance on what Academies must publish online
The Risk Protection Arrangement is an alternative to insurance for Academy Trusts. Under the scheme, the government covers losses which would otherwise be claimed through insurance providers
The Department for Education has updated information on the implementation of the National funding Formula for schools and high needs.
The Department for Education has revised guidance on what academies and free should publish online.
This short podcast features two of our governance experts, Steve Barker and Ruth Murton, discussing Headteacher Appraisal.
The Academies Financial Handbook 2018 – Compliance with this handbook is a requirement for academy trusts.
It is a requirement, of the DfE, that when a new chair of an academy trust board is elected they complete an Identity Verification Form in conjunction with their Disclosure and Barring Scheme application.