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Academy Governance Handbook

Author: Katie Paxton-Doggett

ISBN: 9781860727634 | Published February 2019

The Academy Governance Handbook contains a wealth of expert commentary explaining what the legal and regulatory frameworks mean for academy trusts. 

An indispensable guide for those involved in governance within any trust, it aids and supports readers: identify and manage risks; comply with charity and company law; understand sources of income for trusts and their academies and explains the proper application and management of funds. It also covers the roles of responsibilities of boards and committees, with an in-depth look at the roles of clerks and company secretaries.

This handbook is the perfect companion for professionals wanting to stay up-to-date with new developments in the sector or looking to refresh their knowledge.

Note: If you have purchased the Certificate in Academy Governance study text, you do not need to buy this handbook.

Download a free extract from this title.


1. Introduction to governance and the academies landscape

2. Legislation and regulation

3. Governance structures

4. Roles and responsibilities

5. The clerk and the company secretary

6. Meetings and decision making

7. Risk management

8. Compliance and policies

9. Information management

10. Performance management and reviews

11. Funding

12. Financial Management

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