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New Module! Academy Governance

New Module! Academy Governance

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Modern Governor New Module

Modern Governor, working in partnership with the NGA, is pleased to announce the release of our second academy module, Academy Governance. NGA


This module looks at the role and responsibilities of the Trust Body and Governing Body. It is divided into three sections looking at the constitution of academies, governance procedures and staffing issues.

  • Constitution of academies looks at the key concepts central to understanding governance of an academy
  • Governance procedures and the elements that can make up an effective Governing Body
  • Staffing issues and adherence to TUPE

Written in conjunction with the National Governors Association, Academy Governance is the second in our series of modules aimed at Academies.

Academies are classed as ‘independent’ state schools. They are charitable companies limited by guarantee. Rather than being directly funded and accountable to the Local Authority (LA), they are funded and accountable to the Secretary of State.

The principles of governance are the same at an academy as at a maintained school, but the legal framework is different. Academies are charitable companies and as such have a trust body which is the de facto company and proprietor of the academy, and is responsible for the land and assets of the academy.

Emma Knights, Chief Executive Officer of the NGA commented

“We’re really pleased to have worked with Modern Governor again on a training module. Training is incredibly important for governors and not more so when a school has converted to an academy.”

You will find the new module, Academy Governance in our Academies category, alongside the companion module Converting to Academy Status.

You can see the course outline here: Academy governance leaflet


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