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Academy trusts change gear on central issue

Academy trusts change gear on central issue

Posted by Pam Tuckett on December 12, 2018

Do you have concerns about your Academy Trust central function? According to the latest Department for Education (DfE) data for 1 September 2018, there are now 2,830 Academy Trusts of which 1,144 are Multi Academy…

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Academy trustee, governor, or member?  Know your role

Academy trustee, governor, or member? Know your role

Posted by Sally Timmins on December 5, 2018

It is important to understand your role as an academy trustee, governor or member. As volunteers in today’s educational landscape, life is tough. There is increasing definition and regulation of what is expected of you, within…

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Academies squeezed by teachers’ pension rise

Academies squeezed by teachers’ pension rise

Posted by Pam Tuckett on November 14, 2018

A shock increase from September 2019 in the rate of employer contributions to teachers’ pension schemes will force academies already facing financial difficulties into action to survive the extra cost. Following a review by the…

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Academies – new funding for teachers’ pay

Academies – new funding for teachers’ pay

Posted by Natercia Hughes on November 14, 2018

Teachers’ pay is rising above the previously imposed 1% pay cap and the Department for Education has released details of how the money will be shared out. In July 2018, the Government announced that teachers…

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Budget 2018 – Impact on Academies

Budget 2018 – Impact on Academies

Posted by Pam Tuckett on November 7, 2018

Partner and Head of Academies, Pam Tuckett, takes a look at how the Autumn Budget 2018 affects academies. It was easy to miss any measures in the Budget for schools as there was little announced other than…

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How to achieve centralisation and GAG pooling

How to achieve centralisation and GAG pooling

Posted by Pam Tuckett on October 29, 2018

Following my blog earlier this year, a central issue for academies, I thought it would be useful to explain in a bit more detail how a Trust can go about becoming more centralised. Here at…

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Budget 2018 – what should the Chancellor do for academies?

Budget 2018 – what should the Chancellor do for academies?

Posted by Pam Tuckett on October 24, 2018

In the first of our thought leadership pieces ahead of the Budget on 29 October 2018, we take a look at what the Chancellor could do for Academies. We sat down with Bishop Fleming Partner & Head…

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What does your Trustee report reveal about you?

What does your Trustee report reveal about you?

Posted by Sally Timmins on October 3, 2018

With the end of the 2018 financial year now concluded, trusts will now be in full swing getting matters tied up for the year end and looking ahead to the next few months of hard…

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Are you using the new School Workforce Planning tools?

Are you using the new School Workforce Planning tools?

Posted by Ben Thorne on September 28, 2018

The Department for Education have released a guidance document on school workforce planning which will assist schools and academy trusts on reviewing staff workforce structures and so the senior leadership teams can work towards improving them.…

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What happens when the finances go wrong in an academy?

What happens when the finances go wrong in an academy?

Posted by Ben Thorne on September 28, 2018

Case Review There have been a number of instances recently where an FMGR has had to be carried out at an academy due to reports and allegations of poor financial management and inadequate governance policies.…

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