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.

30 December 2019

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. Even if you are an experienced hand there are always new terms that are introduced. That’s why we’ve developed a simplified glossary of key terms which are commonly used in education.

This free resource is available for staff within a school setting and board members to access and keep on track of your key governance and legal obligations. If you would like further information about any of the topics mentioned, particularly in reference to a matter within your school or trust please do not hesitate to contact us.

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