Detailed below are some useful resources for heads, governors and the responsible officers when looking to convert to Academy status.
Please click here to download our current academies brochure
Academies Financial Handbook 2015
Please click here to download a copy of the Academies Financial Handbook 2014
The Governors Handbook 2015
The EFA have recently issued an updated version of the Governors Handbook – please click here to read more and download your free copy.
Submitting Your Accounts – A Guide for Academy Trusts
Please click here to download a copy of the guide
Streets have developed a video guide offering advice advice and guidance for those considering and in the process of converting to an Academy. Please click here to view.
Why not subscribe to The Academy Compliance Monthly?
The EFA requires academy trusts to take full control of their financial affairs with an explicit requirement for trustees and managers to have the skills, knowledge and experience to run the trust. Academy trusts are independent charitable companies as well as central government public sector bodies. While academies are responsible for their own financial management, they are subject to public standards of accountability. The DfE, rather than the Charity Commission, is the principal regulator of academies and is responsible for overseeing their compliance with the financial accountability framework and charity law. The EFA oversees the arrangements that provide Parliament with assurance that academies operate to high standards of propriety and regularity.
The Academy Compliance Monthly e-newsletter provides excellent value for money and ensures accounting officers, school business managers and governors keep on top of regulatory compliance, giving you practical support to help you stay ahead of the game, making you aware of changes in the law, correct procedures and handy hints and top tips to reduce the possibility of compliance failures.
The School Governors’ Digest
- Academies Update 2015
- A guide to good governance for new Academies
- Risk Management Matrix for Academies
- Becoming an Academy - FAQs
- Teaching Schools
- The Changing Shape of Academies
- One Of Your Four A Day
- Lessons To Be Learnt For Governors
- Which Accounting Software Will You Choose?
- Is Your Academy Making the Most of its Charitable Status and Gift Aid?
- EFA Briefing Note on WGA
- HMRC Charities Application
- Cambridge Academies Presentation