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£125k salary fails to attract boss for ‘orphan’ academy trust

An academy trust for schools struggling to find sponsors is facing its own struggle to find a chief executive...

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Death threats and protests: The schools facing ‘trial by social media’

School leaders’ safety is being “jeopardised” as online campaigns become “trial by social media”, with police now probing death...

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Academies minister questions ‘moral purpose’ of single school heads

A minister has urged high-performing standalone academies not to sit in their “splendid ‘outstanding’ isolation,” as the government launches...

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Williamson plans behaviour survey and urges ‘sensible debate’ over exclusions

Schools will take part in a new survey on student behaviour every term, the education secretary has announced. Gavin...

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MATs move to centralise in wake of Covid pressures, study finds

Many multi-academy trusts have moved to centralise HR, finance, health and safety and other policies in the wake of...

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Study to track Covid’s long-term impact on pupils’ life chances

A new study will track Covid’s long-term impact on the life chances of thousands of year 11 pupils. The...

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The emerging ‘super league’ of academy trust CEO pay

The country’s best-paid academy chiefs are pulling even further ahead from the rest, with warnings of a “super league”...

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Tom Belger
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DfE still short of 1.3 million laptop target despite Gibb promise

The Department for Education had still not fulfilled its pledge to deliver 1.3 million free laptops to disadvantaged pupils...

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Tom Belger
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UCAS teacher training applications data: 7 things we learned

Applications for teacher training have surged as the pandemic fuels interest in the profession, with new figures showing applicant...

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Tom Belger