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academies online resource

4 March 2013

This resource is designed to give school leaders key information on achieving academy status and working in academy groups.

Last year we commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out a survey and this survey revealed that many schools were interested in supporting or working with other schools under the academy programme - but they felt they lacked sufficient information.

Following on from this, we were commissioned by the National College to contribute to the legal structure aspects of a new online resource designed to give headteachers and governors access to helpful information, case studies and resources on academy status.

This resource, which can be accessed via the link below, will hopefully support greater understanding of the implications of academy status and academy groups

Academies online resource  

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Legal updates

World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2020

With World Mental Health Day coming up tomorrow, and with the backdrop of COVID-19 dominating most of our thoughts and everyday lives, now is a great opportunity to start thinking about going the extra mile to support the wellbeing of your staff and pupils.

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Effective Board and Members meetings; Covid-19 and beyond

View our on-demand video where Education Partners Nick MacKenzie and Dominic Swift discuss the approach to members and board meetings in the ‘new normal’ considering the benefits of virtual meetings and discuss how in the longer-term, boards might combine virtual and in-person meetings to be more effective.

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Guides

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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150th Anniversary of State Education – Lessons Learned: reflections of 12 former Secretaries of State

Our on-demand video was hosted by the BBC’s Education Correspondent Branwen Jefferys with special guests including Baroness Nicky Morgan, Kenneth Clarke QC, Michael Gove, Justine Greening and Lord David Blunkett discussing past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy, and to envision what still remains to be done.

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