This article refers to the Academy Trust Handbook (ATH) 2023, which comes into effect on 1 September 2023. It breaks down the changes highlighted on page 7 of the handbook.
Updated governance content linked to the new trust quality descriptions
The ATH shifts the focus from the Governance Handbook to the newly-published trust quality descriptions as the go-to source for what good governance in trusts looks like. You should use these in future when evaluating your efficacy and auditing board skills (paragraph 1.11).
Find out how the Department for Education (DfE) will use these descriptions to make decisions about the creation and growth of trusts in our summary of the commissioning high-quality trusts guidance.
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