Education

Dealing with de-brief requests from unsuccessful bidders

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Minimise the risk for challenge by following the below tips as far as possible. More …

Good governance of universities

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A new voluntary governance code for UK universities has been published by The Committee of University Chairs (CUC). More …

Multi academy trusts: managing a group of academies

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With more and more maintained schools converting to academy status, we have seen an increase in different forms of collaborative working, in particular groups of academies being run and/or sponsored by the same multi-academy trust company. More …

The importance of accurate serious incident reporting

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Charity trustees are reminded of the importance of accurate serious incident reporting following the publication of a Charity Commission report on Gads Hill School in Kent. More …

Report identifies conflicts of interest at academies

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Academy trustees are reminded of their duty to manage conflicts of interest, following a report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The report, which was published last week, has revealed that nearly half of academy trusts examined in its recent investigation disclosed “related party transactions” in 2013. More …

Academy regulation 'too weak' according to MPs report

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will be questioned about "loopholes" in academy regulation when she appears before the Education Select Committee next month, following research that found weaknesses in the system of monitoring how academies spend public funds. More …

Independent Inspectorates: Results of Government Consultation Published

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The DfE has published the results of a consultation it launched on draft regulations and advice for the approval of inspectorates, other than Ofsted, for the inspection of independent schools. More …

New Academies Financial Handbook Published

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The DfE has published the new Academies Financial Handbook 2014, which will come into effect on 1 September 2014. More …

Chancellor announces new technical schools

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George Osborne has announced proposals for 7 new university technical colleges (UTCs) and 4 new studio schools More …

Ex- Universities Minister David Willetts proposes that graduate debt be sold to universities

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David Willetts, ex-minister for universities and science (replaced in the recent reshuffle by Greg Clark), has proposed that universities be given the option to purchase their students' debts. More …