Making Governance Work in Education

Improving governance and regulatory-requirement compliance for educational institutions. We help schools, trusts, colleges and universities attain the highest levels of regulatory compliance and governance.

The Benefits of Good Governance with Cardno Management Services

Diverse and extensive experience

Our extensive senior-team knowledge and experience within the education sector stretches to numerous academy trust directorships, board memberships and university secretary roles.

Governance support that fits your priorities and needs.


Setting the path ahead

Good governance defines the path to organisational goals for employees and students. In this way, Cardno helps clients to define what type of organisation they aim to be, and how they aim to achieve this.


Driving up standards

All educators target the best standards possible. We’re there to help them by clarifying what needs to be done and how, as well as taking on some of the burden of compliance ourselves.


Supporting leaders

We support educational leaders to be the best they can be, providing the information and strategic recommendations they need to excel within regulatory structures.


Improved compliance

We help schools, academies, colleges and universities attain the highest levels of regulatory compliance and governance.

Our Services

All of our services are delivered bespoke according to client needs and objectives, based on deep insight and careful review.

  • Governance reviews against regulatory requirements
  • Academies Financial Handbook compliance
  • Department for Education requirements reviews
  • Consultancy on schemes of delegation
  • Board and audit committee consultancy

For schools

For academies

For colleges

For universities

What People Are Saying

Dr. Simon Jones, Principal at the London College of Creative Media

“Delighted to commission Stewart to work with my Administrative Team to reinforce committee management, minute taking and reporting within governance structures. I have noted a step-change in performance of the team, who have been able to apply Stewart’s training directly to improve efficiency and confidence in operations. It made *the* difference this year. “

Allan Howells, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor (Quality) at University of Derby

“A great asset to have in your team when you go into battle. “

Pam Flynn, Deputy Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Manchester Metropolitan University

“Stewart is an excellent strategic leader. When working closely with him as a faculty Chief Operating Officer, I valued his judgement, energy, resilience and ability to get things done. “

Contact Us

Stewart Harper – Director, Cardno Management Services

We make governance work

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