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31 July 2020 Members of academy trusts have fiduciary duties

We are increasingly asked are there any limits on how members can exercise their powers.

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11 March 2020 Levelling Up – What now for education policy?

Following the Conservatives’ election victory in December the new government will be able to implement their election manifesto in full.

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13 June 2018 Redefining ‘autonomy’

Do we really have a self-improving system? That was one of the questions considered at our recent roundtable. A key part of the discussion focused on ‘autonomy’.

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12 June 2018 Clarity on accountability

One of the areas considered at our recent roundtable on the school system was the curriculum. In particular, it considered the adverse impact of the accountability and financial pressures facing schools on the curriculum offer they provided to their children and pupils.

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12 December 2016 Government's education policy given thumbs down by school leaders

The latest annual survey of school leaders carried out by Browne Jacobson and ASCL has found that three quarters (75%) of leaders feel negative about the impact the government’s education policy is having on their schools compared to 12 months ago.

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9 December 2016 Survey finds school leaders frustrated with funding policy

A survey of school leaders carried out by Browne Jacobson and ASCL has found that 94% of school leaders are dissatisfied with the government’s funding of schools and of those, 74% are very dissatisfied.

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9 December 2016 Managing reduced or stagnant budgets a priority for schools

The Browne Jacobson and ASCL School Leaders Survey 2016 has found that more school leaders than ever before (95%) see managing a reduced or stagnant budget as a priority over the next 12 months.

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7 October 2016 MATs need an effective 'corporate centre'

With an increasing number of schools being maintained by multi-academy trusts (MATs), there is a real need to ensure public and regulator confidence in the effectiveness of MATs; both educationally and organisationally.

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4 October 2016 A tale of two regulators

At a recent roundtable hosted by Browne Jacobson attended by key education sector stakeholders there was a real feeling that the regulatory system schools face “is not joined up at the moment”.

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26 November 2014 Solving the problem of school funding shortfall

Browne Jacobson’s second annual survey of school leaders explored schools’ approaches to managing their budgets and their future priorities.

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