Academy Governance

How can we help?

We provide practical guidance, knowledge and training to help company secretaries, clerks and leaders in academy schools to meet their legal and highest standards of governance. We also help trusts to develop good practice that goes beyond compliance and contributes to the achievement of educational aims.

Essential Academy Governance 

Gain insight into the governance of academy trust and the key building blocks of strong governance structure with this one-day training course. Delivered by Emma Perkin, Founder & Lead Consultant at The Constant Group and former Head of Governance at Ark Schools, this course is ideal for trust secretaries, clerks, trustees, and school leaders who strive for good practice in the development of governance within their trusts.

Certificate in Academy Governance

Created to meet governance needs of academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs), the course develops specialist understanding and practical knowhow. Suitable for professionals in a governing, management or administrative role in academies trusts. No prior qualifications are required though related experience is useful.


Certificate in Academy Governance

Designed to support those studying for ICSA’s Certificate in Academy Governance, this study text covers the legal and regulatory frameworks for academies and explores the governance structures available. It includes the roles of responsibilities of boards and committees, with an in-depth look at the roles of clerks and company secretaries.

This guide is also a useful resource for academy governance professionals who need to address key issues in areas such as risk management, compliance and financial oversight.

Available as paperback or PDF. Order your copy

Academy Governance Handbook

The Academy Governance Handbook covers all the latest developments in legislative and regulatory framework, as well as governance and financial management. It is the perfect companion for professionals wanting to stay up-to-date with new developments in the sector orlooking to refresh their knowledge.

Available as paperback or PDF. Order your copy

Academy Governance Checklists

Academy Governance Checklists is ICSA’s new easy-to-use guide to key areas of academy trust administration and regulatory compliance. Using a clear step-by-step approach, it provides an invaluable guide in the day-to-day running of academies and academy trusts.

Available as paperback. Pre-order your copy

Bespoke Training

ICSA also provides bespoke training at your office at a time that is convenient for you. We always engage closely with our clients to develop training solutions that can result in long-lasting, positive change to the way your organisation works. Find out more details here 

Governance, Risk and Compliance Training

Qualify In Governance

How to Run an Academy School



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