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Good Governance

09 July 2015

A reminder to academy schools of some of the key requirements and available resources.

Self-assessment deadlines (FMGS) - Academy Trusts are required to complete their financial management and governance self-assessment using the online form within 4 months of opening

Full details here

Annual governance reviews - Academies are also recommended to undertake annual governance reviews, including audits of governors' skills.

The Role of Governors – Updated guidance on the role of governors in school and academies in the new Governors' Handbook is recommended reading. 

Free guidance resources for trustees in education– We pull together a helpful list of sources of guidance on governance here


If you would like to discuss any aspect of this article further, please contact Chris Billington on 0113 244 6100.

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The information in this article is necessarily of a general nature. Specific advice should be sought for specific situations. If you have any queries or need any legal advice please feel free to contact Wrigleys Solicitors





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