Briefing Paper : Due Diligence for Schools joining a Multi Academy Trust - The Publication of the White Paper has signalled the Government's intention that every school should become an academy by 2022. It is likely that there will now be considerable momentum towards joining or forming new Multi Academy Trusts. There are also some [...]
Hallmarks of Good Governance in Academy Trusts - Special Report. This Special Report from Elderflower Legal examines what effective governance in an academy trust looks like and how boards can create a framework to deliver their core purpose and properly discharge their duties. England's state education system is moving inexorably towards a school-led system with [...]
Concise Guide to Legal Structures for Enterprise: We find there is always a thirst for knowledge about different legal structures and formats that can be used for entrepreneurial activity and community action. Choosing the right legal format is a very important decision. This guide will demystify and explain and help you navigate through the many [...]
Concise Guide to Academies & Free Schools: Converting to an academy, setting up a new free school and running the new organisation once it has been set up, brings a series of opportunities and challenges. There is an increased focus on good governance and propriety controls in academies. It is important that academy promoters, managers, [...]
Directors’ Guide to Responsibilities: With the spotlight now firmly on directors to ensure organisations comply with the law and sound ethical practice, we have produced this short guide to help you understand the obligations which apply when wearing the director’s hat. This guide will demystify and explain the issues in a digestible format, especially for [...]
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