Next in our series of ebriefings on the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement; looking at the Chapter 4 proposal to change the basis of contract awards.
The specialist team at Anthony Collins Solicitors, in partnership with leading education consultancy D&T Associates, has advised on the conversion of Beacon Hill Academy, Woodside Academy, Kenningtons Primary Academy and Shaw Primary Academy and Belmont Castle Academy in the last six months.
Local school children will benefit from the academies through greater control over the school budget, more flexible curriculums and freedom from Local Authority control. The conversions are the latest in a series of academy projects for Anthony Collins Solicitors and brings the total of schools that it acts for to just short of one hundred and fifty.
Simon Ramshaw, the partner who leads the Education Team at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “The conversion of these academies should have a really positive impact on the provision of education in Thurrock. Each of the schools concerned has a record of distinguished success in raising standards. They will now enjoy much greater freedom to continue their mission of delivering the very highest standard of education for their pupils.”
Drs Christine Tinkler and David Daniels, directors at D&T Associates, said: “We’re very pleased the academy conversions were completed smoothly with the assistance of Thurrock Local Authority and the head teachers are all very happy with the result. In a time when the education sector is experiencing a wide range of changes, these schools will be able to continue delivering an extremely high standard of teaching, sustaining their individual ethos supported by strong resources and a good pipeline of funding.”
The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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