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Guide

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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Legal update

8 April 2019 Articles of Association Services for Catholic MATs

After several years of negotiation the Department for Education (DfE) has released new precedent Articles of Association for Catholic multi-academy trusts (MATs).

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Legal update

2 April 2019 What duties do members of academy trusts have?

In this article, we review what duties they undertake and consider how these are different from what they set out to be.

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Legal update

29 August 2018 Update on sponsored schools and transfer of surpluses

Sponsors should be aware of the recent guidance released by the Department for Education in connection to the transfer of surplus on sponsored academy conversions.

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Legal update

12 January 2018 Academy convertors and your obligations under the model lease

The DfE model lease transfers responsibility for the school site (or playing fields where the school buildings are occupied under a supplemental agreement) to the academy trust.

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Guide

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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Academy mergers and transfers webinar - January 2017

In this webinar Victoria explores the drivers for academy mergers and transfers, the importance of effective due diligence, the application process, and the legal steps in the transfer process.

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Restructuring to balance the books or centralise services

Tom Wallace, HR consultant, gives you some top tips on ensuring your restructure is legally compliant, considers staff morale, and how to minimise the disruption to teaching and learning throughout the restructure process.

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Hear from education leaders following the 10 year vision roundtable

We caught up with education leaders following our latest roundtable discussion on the accountability, regulation and leadership in our school system

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Guide

FAQs - A single academy joining an existing MAT

These FAQs are designed for single academies who want to join an existing multi academy trust (MAT).

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