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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?

The importance of good risk management and board assurance

13 December 2016

Does your board understand and implement a risk management strategy?

Does a high trust culture conflict with good governance?
Matthew Humphrey

19 October 2016

Governance is often seen as the antithesis of a high trust culture – a piece of needless bureaucracy that has been developed to restrict innovation, flair and entrepreneurial thinking.

Is your risk management process ready for collaboration and merger?
Matthew Humphrey


Collaboration and merger are hot agenda items in all sectors, and in particular the NHS, as well as Police and Fire & Rescue services at this point in time.

Risk management – 'we did risk last year'
Matthew Humphrey

The Education Funding Agency made it clear that there are concerns that academies are struggling with the concept of risk management. Benchmark your academy's key risks against others in the sector.

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.

Four key steps to practical development of assurance arrangements

25 August 2016

There are four main steps to developing board assurance arrangements; does your board have any of these steps in place?

What is assurance mapping?

25 August 2016

Discover the key benefits of assurance mapping when developing and producing your board assurance framework, and how as a result will support achieving your academy’s strategic objectives.

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