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Financial warning for the academy trust that sent leaders to New Zealand

An academy trust that spent over £12,000 on a trip abroad for two of its leaders has been handed...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Academy trust bosses’ New Zealand trip questioned by the ESFA

A review of financial management and governance at the London-based Silver Birch Academy Trust has revealed serious failings, including...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Schools without professional clerk are breaking government rules

Schools are breaking government rules by failing to employ a professional clerk to advise governors on their legal duties...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

3 ways in which government needs to help school governors

School governance is a vital but oft-forgotten aspect of the school system. Here Mike Parker lays out what he...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Is there a school governor recruitment crisis?

There might be a huge surplus of volunteers in London, but rural communities never have enough potential governors, explains...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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What knowledge do school governors need?

Much has been written about the skills needed on an effective governing board or trust board, but very little...

Leora Cruddas
Leora Cruddas
Opinion

5 cost-free ways to improve school governance

A few things Damian Hinds could do to improve education governance that would cost him nothing, as suggested by...

Martin Matthews
Martin Matthews

Challenge: How governors can challenge school leaders effectively, by David Marriott

How can governors challenge school leaders effectively? That’s a mighty difficult question to answer in such a short book....

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School governance: 12 things you should know about 2017

There has been plenty to consider for school governors in 2017. Naureen Khalid walks us through the year’s highlights...

Naureen Khalid
Naureen Khalid