The government’s U-turn on forced academisation has brought the issue of governance back onto the educational landscape. Sam Henson, head of information at the National Governors’ Association, explains how effective academy governance works.
Academies are now an established part of the English school landscape. David Simms of the National Foundation for Eductional Research believes that future policy should focus on learning the lessons from the growth of academy schools.
The Educational Funding Agency’s Financial Handbook for Academies, which comes into play in September, focuses on the financial requirements for academies for the upcoming academic year. Mark Filsell reviews the key changes
Academies are now an established part of the English school landscape. But what impact have they had on educational provision and outcomes? David Simms of the National Foundation for Educational Research shares some evidence
The start of the new academic year witnesses an important first for the communications and content industries with the opening of the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy in Greenwich, which will be the first Academy in the UK to specialise in digital media, preparing generations for the digital age and encouraging them to consider careers in the communications industries.
The process of conversion has a significant impact on the business management function within a new academy, and many are bringing in help from outside. But how can those running an academy be sure they are buying services from a safe source, and from companies that have a proven track record of selling into the education market? Tony Richardson, Chair of IAAS, finds out
There are some interesting models developing to encourage primary school conversions, including forming primary academy clusters with shared management and forging symbiotic relationships with neighbouring secondary academies. Owen Willcox and Peter Hill from TPP Law reports