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 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.
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.