Revised Guidance – what Academies and free schools should publish online

Revised Guidance – what Academies and free schools should publish online

Author: Ruth MurtonDate posted: June 2018

Every academy trust and free school is expected to publish certain specific information about its organisation and provision on its website. The Department for Education has revised its guidance to reflect the latest requirements. The revised guidance needs to be read alongside each trust’s Funding Agreement and the Academies Financial Handbook, both of which provide additional guidance on what trusts must publish on their websites.

This article explores the revisions and highlights key changes. The trust is accountable for publication of statutory information so it important that trustees and governors from academies, free schools and colleges understand the expectations and requirements.

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Related Party Transactions

The Department for Education, through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, has introduced new statutory requirements for academy trusts over related party transactions. These new requirements came into force on 1st April 2019 and apply to all new transactions from that date. It is essential that trustees are aware of these new requirements and seek assurances from their trust that it is fully compliant. To read this article in full, log into your |Better Governor account or simply register, for free, by clicking the orange button.