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.
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....
The government's academy agenda is here to stay. Governing bodies of schools who have not converted are as a minimum looking at what it would mean for their school. What should they be considering? What questions should they be asking?
This article explores the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA), an alternative to commercially available insurance cover, for Academies, operated and funded by central government.
A think piece on the members in an academy trust and the role that they play.
A short audio podcast outlining the key changes that governors and clerks should be aware of, within the September 2015 version of the Academies Financial Handbook.