Governance

Trust that shortlists ‘blind’ wins governance award

Schools and trusts recognised at National Governance Association awards

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Bailed-out academy boss set for £150k payout, despite £1.1m budget hole

A single academy trust facing closure has set aside a £150,000 payout for its chief executive, despite reporting a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Death of the single academy? Leaked documents reveal DfE vision

Standalone and small multi-academy trusts will wither away as mergers fuel the growth of larger trusts, according to leaked...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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RSC’s push to get communities on board not matched by academy guidance

The Department for Education has quietly removed the need for schools to be “answerable” to communities and parents from...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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New academy rules put trust autonomy at risk, say sector leaders

Sector leaders are warning the new academy trust handbook could undermine board autonomy , and demanding the government confirm...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Speed read: ‘Academy trust handbook’ 2021 published as DfE rebrands key guide

The DfE has rebranded the academies financial handbook as the academy trust handbook, with ministers dubbing the latest edition...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE blocks MAT’s bid to take shares in outsourcing firm

An outsourcing firm has urged the government not to be “hung up on fear of the different” after officials...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Unify roles of regional schools commissioners and councils, says report

The responsibilities of local authorities and regional schools commissioners (RSCs) should be unified under a single governance structure for...

James Carr
James Carr
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Ministers urged to rule on governance board conflict issue as trustees resign in protest

Governance experts have warned against a “fundamental conflict of interest” of school leaders also being trustees after all the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg