Q1. Are we required to produce an annual statement of governance?
Q2. Does it have to be published on the school website?
Q3. What should be within an annual statement of governance?
A 1 -3. It depends ….
It is certainly the case that academies, as part of their financial duties, must publish within their accounts an annual statement (or assessment) of governance. The November 2015 version of the DfE Governance Handbook says in Section 7.1:
Boards should regularly evaluate their own effectiveness. As explained in departmental advice for maintained schools, the…
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