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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

18 March 2019 MAT summary evaluations

The scrutiny of multi-academy trust performance by Ofsted has undergone some 'operational changes'.

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Legal update

9 January 2019 Ofsted v Durand - outcome of the appeal

In 2017, we wrote about Durand Academy Trust’s (“Durand”) case against Ofsted and the High Court’s decision that Ofsted’s complaints procedure was unfair for those schools judged to require special measures or have serious weaknesses.

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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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Understanding re-brokerage for academies webinar


In this webinar, Hayley and Katie will explore re-brokerage arrangements including the Regional School Commissioners’ legal powers and the circumstances in which an academy may be at risk of being re-brokered, as well as the potential consequences of refusing to consent to such an arrangement.

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Legal update

14 September 2017 Durand Academy v Ofsted: the implications

In July 2017, the High Court heard Durand Academy Trust’s case against Ofsted relating to the 2016 Ofsted inspection of Durand Academy (“the academy”).

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Guide

Statutory warning notices - FAQS

Statutory warning notices are a well-established school intervention measure.

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Guide

Forced academies and warning notices

This briefing note, produced in conjunction with the NAHT, answers key questions about forced academisation and warning notices.

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