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governance of academy trusts


Effective governance is an essential part of any organisation. School, academy and college governors have a difficult task – as unpaid volunteers they are responsible for providing effective leadership, direction and control of their schools and colleges. Good governance requires an active governing body working with a strong leadership team to create effective corporate governance throughout the organisation.

Our experienced team gives you access to experts (including National Leaders in Governance) in the full range of corporate and governance issues. Those relevant to the education sector include academy projects, governance structures, multi academy trust structures, joint ventures and commercial arrangements, collaboration, alliance arrangements and trading companies. Our team has an excellent reputation for providing practical, commercial and innovative advice.

what we do...

  • Advising on all constitutional matters and on conflicts of interest. 
  • Governance training on a range of issues including legal duties, effective decision-making and the relationship between the board and leadership team.
  • Governance reviews and providing strategic support to the board.
  • Advising on EFA, DfE and OFSTED requirements
  • Providing options appraisals
  • Delivering horizon-scanning sessions for boards on latest developments/trends in the sector.

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