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How to carry out the KCSiE online checks FAQs

There is (understandably) some confusion about the steps schools and trusts need to take to discharge the new online check duty set out in paragraph 220 of KCSIE. I can’t completely clarify all of it for you, but I can help you find a sensible route through. These FAQs are a good place to start.

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Developing a whole school approach to flexible working

Timewise recently conducted a Teaching Pioneers Programme in eight secondary schools across three multi-academy trusts which Browne Jacobson was able to support, along with others.

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Taking the next step – forming or joining a multi academy trust

Browne Jacobson has been delighted to again work in partnership with our colleagues and friends at the National Governance Association (NGA) and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

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A Guide to the Schools Bill 2022

we have published a series of briefings which we hope will help you understand what the Bill will mean for your school or trust.

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Challenging Ofsted inspections - A practical guide

This academic year has seen the return of Ofsted inspections for schools, albeit with a slight interruption in December owing to Omicron. The majority of the autumn term, however, was a busy period for Ofsted and included the targeted inspection of formerly exempt schools.

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MAT mergers - a guide for academy trust leaders and trustees

A joint guidance paper written in collaboration between Browne Jacobson and the National Governance Association (NGA) on academy mergers within the education sector has been released today.

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Executive pay setting in school trusts

For many years now the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have written to academy Chairs asking for justification and rationale on executive pay. School trusts have reached out to us for advice to help them meet their obligations within the Academies Financial Handbook.

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Keeping children safe toolkit

If you would like to speak with someone about a safeguarding issue you are having please call 0370 270 6000 and ask for the education team.

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Glossary of commonly used phrases for members of academy trusts and trustees of academy boards

When carrying out a governance role at an academy trust or multi-academy trust you may hear or read terms in meetings and reports which appear to be ‘jargon’ and include multiple acronyms. If you are new to school/academy governance you may feel overwhelmed and find it hard to remember these words. That’s why we’ve developed a simplified glossary of key terms which are commonly used in education.

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Education versus the IR35: top tips

You may have seen discussion lately about IR35 and, in particular, how it is changing for companies in the private sector.

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