Pippa Allen-Kinross

  • Some multi academy trusts move to synchronise exam boards

    Academy trusts across the country are making all of their schools use the same exam board in a move similar to one recently announced for prisons. The Ministry of Justice announced in August that it would appoint a single awarding organisation for exams in prisons to ensure continuity for inmates who moved to another institution

    5.00 Oct. 7th, 2017 | News

  • Council demands sport facilities from two academies to lift UTC restrictions

    A council wants two schools to open their sports facilities up for public use at the end of the school day in return for lifting restrictions that prevent younger pupils from using a new building. The Parker E-Act Academy, which teaches pupils aged between 11 and 18, announced in June it would be taking over

    5.00 Oct. 7th, 2017 | News

  • Old UTC lease prevents children from using new school building

    An academy trust is negotiating with its local council after it discovered the lease it recently acquired for a former UTC building restricts its use for younger pupils. The Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry, which teaches pupils aged 11 to 18, announced it would take over the £9.4 million premises of the now-defunct Daventry UTC

    5.00 Oct. 3rd, 2017 | News

  • UK's biggest free school bans mixed ability teaching

    The biggest free school campus in the country has opened its doors for the first time and is cutting down on mixed-ability teaching. The £45 million Riverside Campus in Barking, run by the Partnership Learning trust, has the capacity for 2,600 pupils between Riverside Secondary School, Riverside Primary School and special educational needs school Riverside

    5.00 Sep. 30th, 2017 | News