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Future proof your school

09 July 2019

Independent schools are facing a time of significant financial challenge. Ensure that your school is looking at the right governance issues and take our quick self-assessment to see what you need to be focusing on.

Board assurance | A toolkit for higher education institutions
Lisa Randall

28 June 2018

The higher education sector is in a period of change, with further uncertainties on the horizon in the form of post Brexit and the post-18 review of education. Are we clear and comfortable with our model of assurance in this challenging environment?

Board assurance: a toolkit for Independent schools
Matthew Humphrey

09 October 2017

Our Board assurance toolkit for independent schools includes a governor’s assurance arrangement preparedness assessment, which will provide a good measure of the progress being made, as well as highlighting the areas that need to be developed further within your school.

Good governance and financial management

26 April 2017

Ensuring good governance and financial management prevails within an academy setting is crucial. How often does your academy check compliance with the academies financial handbook?

Environmental risks and liabilities

26 April 2017

Is your academy confident that its environmental risks are being managed effectively?

Understanding the environmental liabilities you could face when buying or selling a business property
Matthew Humphrey

13 February 2017


If you are managing the sale or acquisition of a business or property there are some important questions to ask yourself in order to minimise your environmental liabilities and costs.

The essentials of risk management

17 January 2017

In this article we've identified the key components that will create a more dynamic environment for risk management. This will help improve your academy's risk maturity and outlook.

Can you demonstrate that your policies are being read and understood?
Matthew Humphrey

15 December 2016

Effective and accessible policies and procedures form an important part of good governance but how does an organisation know its policies are being read, understood and complied with?

Do you have a board assurance framework in place?

19 September 2016

We explain the purpose of board assurance and answer your core questions. Does your board understand and implement a risk management strategy?

Minimising environmental risks in your supply chain
Matthew Humphrey

15 September 2016

Environmental risks can be present throughout your entire product and service lifecycle, and if not managed effectively can result in significant fines, prosecutions, operational disruption and reputational damage to your business.

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