Our blog on the latest issues affecting the Academy schools sector
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.
Internal scrutiny requirements for financial year 2019-20
January 30, 2020
Within the 2019 Academies Financial Handbook, the ESFA have significantly increased their guidance and focus on internal scrutiny for the 2019-20 year.
January 2020 school governance update
January 29, 2020
The latest school governance update from Lord Agnew was issued on 16 January 2020.
The CIF 2020/21 bidding application window is now open
November 19, 2019
Academies and Sixth Form Colleges across England can now bid for a share of more than £400 million to transform their facilities, but must act quickly as the deadline is fast approaching.
School governance update from the ESFA
November 6, 2019
The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) recently published their school governance update which covered various topics.
Academies Accounts Return 2018/19
October 24, 2019
On 22 October 2019 the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) published updated guidance for completing the online academies accounts return 2018/19 form.
The importance of having a robust recovery plan
October 14, 2019
In this day and age its fair to say that one or two academy trusts are struggling to make ends meet, so it's important to have a robust recovery plan in place.
Land and buildings collection tool – submission by 4 November
October 9, 2019
The land and buildings collection tool (LBCT) is now online and the deadline for completion and submission is the 4 November.