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Mike Cheetham

04 February 2020

Apprenticeships are a powerful tool in narrowing the poverty gap and giving opportunity to those who have traditional not been exposed to them. They can come with some complex rules and tick boxes, read more about what organisations need to consider when it comes to offering an effective apprenticeship programme.

Academies back to school report | Autumn 2017

04 September 2017

In this edition, we look at implementing social media policies, employee benefits, how the new data protection legislation will affect enrolment and much more.

General Data Protection Regulation - are you prepared?

04 September 2017

Academies urged to prepare as failure to comply with the new rules could result in significant penalties and reputational damage.

Academies back to school report April 2017

26 April 2017

In this edition we look at the implementing good governance and financial management, working with related parties, preparing your academy for the new off-payroll rules and much more.

Back to school report - January

17 January 2017

In this edition we look at the incoming apprenticeship levy, stage 2 funding consultation, the essentials of risk management and much more.

Are you aware of sports funding?

17 January 2017

With increasing pressure on schools to find more creative ways to increase their income - has your academy considered sports funding?

Funding reform - further consultation

17 January 2017

As proposals are taken forward into the stage 2 funding consultation, we assess what this means for you and the financial sustainability of your school.

Preventing fraud - what you need to know

17 January 2017

Fraud and computer misuse are now the most common crimes in this country with a staggering 5.2 million offences committed in the last year alone. What steps can your trust take to prevent fraud?

Board assurance: a toolkit for academies

23 September 2016

Within an academy we understand that the responsibility for managing risks rests with the board of trustees (the board).

Back to school report Autumn 2016

19 September 2016

Since our last edition lots has happened. The Brexit vote, a new Prime Minister, a new Education Secretary and a new prospective Chair of Ofsted. But what does all this turmoil mean in practical terms?