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MATs: what makes good governance? (Optimus Education report)

28 April 2017

Great boards build, grow and sustain great multi academy trusts (MATs). They ensure a clear vision and strategic direction, hold the MAT to account and oversee its educational performance and financial management. 

Recommended supplier, Optimus Education, have recently compiled a report featuring a forward from our own Mark Blois. The report features case studies on:
  • confidently adapting governance structure as your MAT grows
  • identifying the skills and knowledge needed for a strong board
  • innovative ways to help recruit governors and trustees
  • planning CPD activities to enhance the abilities of trustees.

Click here to access the report

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Legal updates

be connected newsletter for education - September 2021

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.

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Legal updates

Bill introduced to Parliament to enable Ofsted to have powers to inspect MATs

A former teacher and MP on the current Commons Education Select Committee, Jonathan Gullis, has introduced a bill to give Ofsted the power to inspect Multi Academy Trusts (MATs).

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Information Tribunal supports school’s position to refuse an FOI request for assessment data of other students

Following the awarding of qualifications based on determinations made by staff at examination centres over the past two years during the Coronavirus pandemic, a number of students and their parents have sought to challenge the awards.

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Updated guidance on Covid-19 vaccination: 12 to 15 year olds

On 13 September the Department of Health and Social Care announced that young people aged 12 to 15 are to be offered a Covid-19 vaccine. People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs).

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