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Level 4 Certificate in Academy Governance

This is an introductory programme giving you the foundations to ensure the long-term success of your academy. You will develop the necessary skills to meet the regulatory requirements of running an academy and build an awareness of the responsibilities that members, trustees and local governors have in driving that success.


How to Run an Academy School

How to Run an Academy School is ICSA’s essential guide to the legal and regulatory compliance required of academy trustees, school leaders and company secretaries. The book provides insight on all manner of key issues faced by those in charge of schools, including governance, funding, board meetings and minutes, finance, risk and information management.

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This latest edition, addresses the changing legal and political context for schools, including the Department for Education’s power to force schools in ‘underperforming’ local authorities to convert to academy status. 

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