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Treatment of church-owned land in MAT/SAT accounts

There has been a cloud of confusion connected to the treatment of church-owned land on academy balance sheets. Happily, the Academies Accounts Direction 2016-2017 published June 2017 (pages 117-118) now clarifies matters.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Certificate of Catholic Practice

Last academic year the Catholic Education Service introduced a Certificate of Catholic Practice with the aim of regularising admissions procedures of Catholic schools in England and Wales.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Challenging Ofsted

In a surprising twist to the long running saga‎ of Durand Academy the High Court ruled that the damning Ofsted report, following an inspection late last year, should be quashed.

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Governance – Conclusions of Education Select Committee Report

We noted in our December Heads Up! the release of both the Ofsted guidance “Improving governance” and the DfE’s “Multi-academy trusts - Good practice guidance and expectations for growth”. Joining these we now have a new version of the “Governance Handbook” and “A Competency Framework for Governance” for all schools, required reading for all those involved in governing schools and academies.

Fri 10 Mar 2017

Transfer of Control Agreement

Transfer of Control Agreements (TOCAs) offer a useful mechanism for maintained schools to allow other organisations to use their premises in situations where a licence is not appropriate. However, they can cause issues on conversion to academy status if not dealt with appropriately.

Fri 10 Mar 2017

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