Academy Governance

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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.


Certificate in Academy Governance

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

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One-day training course

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.

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The Role of the Company Secretary in Academy Trusts

This course provides delegates with a detailed view of the full range of legislative requirements, practical tips and time-saving templates to equip attendees to deliver this area of academy trust governance. Course trainers Emma Perkin and Anna Machin have ‘walked the walk’ in delivering, and advising on, company secretarial work for a range of trusts, bringing an understanding of how this role can best be navigated.

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Academy Governance Handbook

A comprehensive guide containing a wealth of expert commentary explaining what the legal and regulatory frameworks mean for academy trusts. 

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Academy Governance Checklists

A quick reference to key processes for academy trust administration and regulatory compliance; essential for anyone involved in the day-to-day running of an academy trust.

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Certificate in Academy Governance

Designed to support those studying the Certificate in Academy Governance, this study text covers the legal and regulatory frameworks for academies and explores the governance structures available.

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How to Run an Academy School, 2nd edition

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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Bespoke Training

The Chartered Governance Institute 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 


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