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Bailed-out academy boss set for £150k payout, despite £1.1m budget hole

A single academy trust facing closure has set aside a £150,000 payout for its chief executive, despite reporting a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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New academy rules put trust autonomy at risk, say sector leaders

Sector leaders are warning the new academy trust handbook could undermine board autonomy , and demanding the government confirm...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Speed read: ‘Academy trust handbook’ 2021 published as DfE rebrands key guide

The DfE has rebranded the academies financial handbook as the academy trust handbook, with ministers dubbing the latest edition...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Ex-minister’s academy trust ignores governance guidelines

A former academies minister’s trust is failing to meet government guidelines over good governance – and has seemingly been...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Plymouth CAST receives financial notice to improve

One of England’s largest academy chains has been issued with a financial notice to improve by the Education and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Bright Tribe investigation reveals chain breached rules – but will not face notice to improve

An investigation into a “top-performing” academy trust given government cash to drive up standards in northern schools has revealed...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg