Our blog on the latest issues affecting the Academy schools sector
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: furlough in schools
April 8, 2020
In the current Covid-19 situation, some schools are asking questions about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and furloughing of staff.
Funding for exceptional costs associated with COVID-19
April 7, 2020
The Department for Education have announced some additional funding support for schools up to the end of the 2019 to 2020 summer term, in recognition of the work they are doing and the additional costs, in some cases, that are being incurred.
COVID-19: Governance issues for academy trusts
March 25, 2020
Leaders across all sectors have been frantically fighting fire over the past week and the education sector is no different
COVID-19: Maintaining your usual high standards of systems and control
March 25, 2020
The current Covid-19 outbreak is forcing most of us to adopt new working patterns, with many adjusting to working from home for the first time.
Gender Pay Gap reporting in schools
March 23, 2020
The statutory deadline for Gender Pay Gap Reporting is fast approaching, with schools, Academy Trusts and Further Education colleges with 250 or more employees requiring to publish their figures by no later than Monday 30 March.
IR35 – Intermediaries Legislation for Academy Schools
March 4, 2020
Academies may have been affected by these changes where they engage workers for tasks which would, in other circumstances, be undertaken by an employee.
Every little helps! – Energy efficiency in the education sector
February 26, 2020
As education sector costs are set to increase, it may be time to look at other potential areas to save money, such as energy saving technology.
The Trust Capacity Fund 2020-2021
February 17, 2020
The Trust Capacity Fund (TCF) was first announced by the DfE July 2019 to award up to £17 million to support academy trust growth and development.
Value for money – is your Trust getting it?
February 11, 2020
When it comes to things like buying pencils or paper, getting value for your money is fairly obvious as it will basically come down to price.