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.
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.
The Education & Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) has published the 2017 Academies Financial Handbook. The new handbook contains updates on aspects of Governance and Financial Control.
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. Read more here now...
The new edition of the Academies Financial Handbook 2016 is just published - compliance is a statutory requirement in all academy trusts' funding agreements. Read more about this subject...
Given the pressure on academy budgets there are a number of assumptions used in budgeting that governors need to be aware of and consider when approving their budgets.
The Department for Education has published the outcome of its consultation on Risk Protection Arrangements for academies, which come into effect in September 2016
This article summarises the rules underpinning admissions into Academies and Free Schools. It aims to raise governors' and clerk's awareness of the rules that their schools must follow.
This article summarises the DfE consultation on the development of a new schools national funding formula.
This article explores what the new National Schools Commissioner said about Multi-Academy Trusts in a speech to ASCL conference on 5th March 2016.
The Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) role was established from September 2014 and is still developing. This article explores the existing roles of RSCs and the forthcoming changes to their responsibilities and powers....