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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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Forming or Joining a Group of Schools: staying in control of your school’s destiny

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

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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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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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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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Review of SEND Framework

The House of Commons’ Education Committee has reported on the implementation of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) framework under the Children and Families Act 2014.

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Disqualification toolkit

New guidance issued on 27 February 2015 changed the landscape and this updated tool kit addresses all the changes and tells you what you need to do now.

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Taking the next steps - MATs

Browne Jacobson has once again been delighted to work in partnership with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the National Governors’ Association (NGA) on the revision of a trio of popular guidance papers focusing on ‘Taking the next steps’ when ‘Considering Forming or Joining a Group of Schools’, ‘Joining a Multi-Academy Trust’ or ‘Forming a Multi-Academy Trust’.

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Beyond system design – addressing the operational leadership challenges

We set out to explore two key related issues: the leadership challenge and how should the sector respond; and what the sector should be doing so that it can be trusted to hold itself to account within a self-improving school-led system.

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Coasting Schools Consultation

This guidance is relevant to senior and system leaders in maintained schools in England and outlines the DfE’s proposed definition of a ‘coasting’ school and details the consultation process.

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