Academies Accounts Direction 2016

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00June 26th, 2016|Compliance, In the news|

Key changes: Academies Accounts Direction 2016 The majority of changes in this year’s Accounts Direction come about due to the introduction of new accounting standards, specifically FRS 102 and the Charities SORP 2015. These are mainly in relation to disclosures and have very little impact on the main figures themselves. The key differences this [...]

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The budget and Academy schools

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00March 17th, 2016|Funding, In the news|

The 2016 budget and academy schools All schools to be academies by 2020 Undoubtedly the headline announcement affecting schools is that every school will be an academy by 2020, or have an order in place to convert before 2022. Whilst many in the sector have been predicting this announcement for some time, the [...]

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Sixth Form Colleges to become academies?

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00December 7th, 2015|Comment, In the news|

Sixth Form Colleges to become academies? The landscape of the academy sector has shifted with the announcement that sixth form colleges will be allowed to convert to academy status. This will have a wide reaching impact on the academy and FE sectors, both in terms of their education provision, but also fundamentally changing how [...]

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Queen’s Speech renews academies drive

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00May 28th, 2015|In the news|

Queen’s Speech renews academies drive Academisation Last week we saw the first Queen’s Speech of a new parliament for almost 10 years and with it a raft of legislation totalling 26 bills. Amongst the headline grabbing backdrop of the EU Referendum Bill and the promise of more devolution for Scotland, was the new [...]

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Telford Co-operative Multi Academy Trust loses control of all four of its schools

2016-11-15T11:44:27+00:00April 20th, 2015|Governance, In the news|

Telford Co-operative Multi Academy Trust loses control of all four of its schools Following four woeful Ofsted inspection reports across all of its schools, Telford Co-operative Multi Academy Trust (MAT) has passed over leadership to the Community Academies Trust, a nearby MAT consisting of 6 schools. Ofsted inspected all four [...]

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£1m to help recruit high-calibre governors

2016-11-15T11:44:28+00:00March 16th, 2015|Governance, In the news|

£1m to help recruit high-calibre governors A new £1m fund has been announced by schools minister, Lord Nash to try and bring more highly-skilled governors into schools (see original announcement here). The funding is intended to support a new partnership between SGOSS - Governors for Schools and the Education and Employers Taskforce, to recruit [...]

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Hard line taken by the EFA

2016-11-15T11:44:28+00:00March 16th, 2015|In the news|

Hard line taken by the EFA On the 25th of February it was confirmed that the Durham Free School is set to close. The School has been beset with problems since an Ofsted inspection in January revealed weak leadership and a culture of bullying. Initially opened in September 2013, Durham [...]

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