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Rising to the challenge, looking forward with optimism

Live panel discussion on how schools and trusts have risen to the coronavirus challenge and navigated the disruption, opportunities for the future and a Q&A session.

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Running governing body and board meetings and AGMs effectively during COVID-19

This on-demand video looks at the options for decision making, tips for managing ‘virtual meetings’, changes you may want to adopt permanently and set out options for effective AGMs.

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Legal update

30 April 2020 Academy trust AGMs during COVID-19

This guidance has been prepared to support academy trusts planning for their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Legal update

31 March 2020 Academy Trust Board decision-making

As we enter the second week of school closure, we have developed a new guidance for Boards to help you implement robust structures for urgent decision-making.

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Guide

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.

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Legal update

29 November 2019 Horizon scanning

In the first of what we hope will become a regular feature in Be Connected, Nick MacKenzie reviews what’s on the horizon for the education sector and briefly shares with you a number of themes.

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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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Guide

Beyond system design – addressing the operational leadership challenges

We set out to explore two key related issues: the leadership challenge and how should the sector respond; and what the sector should be doing so that it can be trusted to hold itself to account within a self-improving school-led system.

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Legal update

11 June 2018 Our school system - the way ahead

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the start of the ‘self-improving school system’ concept we are at a cross-road for our schools’ system.

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17 May 2018 Looking at the future of the self-improving school system

On 30 April we hosted a roundtable to discuss a draft of the think piece looking at the future of the self-improving school system. The roundtable was attended by a range of leading figures from across the sector.

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