Leader article April 2015
Emma Knights explores how schools can strengthen their improvement strategies and highlights the central role strong governance has to play in raising standards.
Guidance paper March 2015
This guidance is for senior leaders, governors and trustees who are considering growing their stand-alone academy trust or establishing a multi-academy trust (MAT) or federation. It is intended to be a general guide, not a comprehensive list covering every consideration.
Guidance paper April 2015
This joint paper aims to improve the effectiveness of school governance; underpinning it is an expectation that governing boards and school leaders will jointly develop effective working practices which are mutually supportive and respectful of each other’s roles and responsibilities.
Leader article May 2015
Hard partnerships between schools are likely to proliferate in the next few years so what basic principles should they be built on? Leora Cruddas explains ASCL’s guidance.
Advice March 2015
New guidance on disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 and disqualification by association has now been published by the DfE. This replaces the guidance published in October 2014.
Advice September 2015
Here is a summary of the key changes in the handbook that academies will need to be aware of:
Advice December 2015
This new edition has been re-named The Governance Handbook to make clear it applies to all those involved in school governance.