Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts 2017

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The Department for Education (DfE) has published a consolidated annual report and accounts for the academies sector. The report relates to the year ended 31 August 2017 and includes the financial results for all the academies […]

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Academy trustee, governor, or member? Know your role

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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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Academy trusts change gear on central issue

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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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Academies – new funding for teachers’ pay

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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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Academies squeezed by teachers’ pension rise

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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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Budget 2018 – Impact on Academies

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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 […]

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How to achieve centralisation and GAG pooling

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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?

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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?

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

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Are you using the new School Workforce Planning tools?

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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 […]

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