Academy governance

Academy governance

Discover a wide range of training and resources designed specifically for those working in governance roles within academy schools


Certificate in Academy Governance

Created to meet governance needs of academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs), the course develops specialist understanding and practical know-how. Suitable for professionals in a governing, management or administrative role in academies trusts. No prior qualifications are required though related experience is useful.

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Academy one-day virtual training courses

Essential Academy Governance

Gain insight into the governance of academy trust and the key building blocks of strong governance structure with this one-day training course. Delivered by Emma Perkin, Founder & Lead Consultant at The Constant Group and former Head of Governance at Ark Schools, this course is ideal for trust secretaries, clerks, trustees, and school leaders who strive for good practice in the development of governance within their trusts.

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The Role of the Company Secretary in Academy Trusts

This course provides delegates with a detailed view of the full range of legislative requirements, practical tips and time-saving templates to equip attendees to deliver this area of academy trust governance. Course trainers Emma Perkin and Anna Machin have ‘walked the walk’ in delivering, and advising on, company secretarial work for a range of trusts, bringing an understanding of how this role can best be navigated.

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Essential Skills

Leadership Development - one-to-one Coaching Sessions

During these exceptional circumstances, we have reformatted our Governance Leadership Programme workshops to offer delegates the opportunity of a one-to-one two-hour coaching session with Programme Director Anna Bateson. Each session will be tailored to the individual and will reflect on their challenges, strengths and organisation context.

Bespoke Training

We also provide bespoke training at your office at a time that is convenient for you. We always engage closely with our clients to develop training solutions that can result in long-lasting, positive change to the way your organisation works. Our trainers are proven experts in their given fields with years of real-world experience, and can deliver training at the highest level. We have a strong track record in helping boards of directors and staff members from all the sectors to brush up their skills, address issues of board behaviour and dynamics to delivering and implementing effective governance. Find out more details here

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