Understanding your data – new guidance for academy board trustees and school governors

Understanding your data – new guidance for academy board trustees and school governors

Consultant: Ruth Murton and Steve BarkerDate posted: July 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published new guidance, to support maintained school governors and academy trustees’ understanding of the range of data that should be available to them to inform their discussions and decisions.

Having regular sight of key data enables boards to understand ‘root causes’ behind barriers to learning and the drivers behind success. This new guidance contains tables, tools and templates with examples of how they can be used.

Governors in maintained schools and Board Trustees may find it useful to compare the information they receive with the key themes in this guide.
 
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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.