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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


At the start of the current academic year we wrote about the Apprenticeship Levy, which is to come into force on 1 April 2017.

Fri 10 Mar 2017

Off payroll working - IR35

With effect from April 2017, changes to the rules around off-payroll workers in the public sector will impose significant additional burdens on schools and Academies which employ staff via intermediaries.

Fri 10 Mar 2017

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