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How to Run an Academy Trust, 3rd edition

Author: Katie Paxton

Publishing: January 2022 | ISBN: 9781860728174

How to Run an Academy Trust is the essential guide to the legal and regulatory compliance required of academy trustees, school leaders and governance professionals. The book provides insight on all manner of key issues faced by those in charge of schools, including governance, funding, board meetings and minutes, finance, risk and information management.

The book's practical features include specimen documents, diagrams and summaries. The information is broken down into digestible chunks in order to present the key issues in an accessible form for those new to the area.


Comments on the first edition of How to Run an Academy School

'One of this work’s main achievements is to deal comprehensively and effectively with the potential confusion and misunderstanding that can arise around the meaning of, and the different roles of, trustees, directors and members.'

                                                                                                     Law Gazette. Read the full review.

 “An invaluable resource to help governors navigate the complexities of being an academy.”

                                                                                                       Mark Sykes, Partner, BDO LLP

"I loved this book. I have already referred to it in answering questions I was asked about academy structure and governance. The information is presented with clarity and its structure makes it easy for quick reference. It is a must-read for academy governors."

                                            Micon Metcalfe, 5 star review for Academies Week. Read the full review.

"For those clerks who may not have had experience of operating in a company or charity it will become their first port of call for information."

                                 Liz Dawson  writing for Governing Matters, the National Governors' Association.

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