Academies

Free school set up in wrong place at wrong time faces closure

Parkfield epitomises failures with the free school programme

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

The 8 funding streams for new trusts or those looking to grow…

Schools Week's explainer on the extra funding available to trusts, what it is for and how much is available

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Transparency calls over secret £200m academy trust handouts

Investigation into extra cash available to trusts finds half not open to applications, and one has no public presence...

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Inclusive schools

The CEO on a moral mission to makes schools inclusive again

Jonny Uttley, chief executive of The Education Alliance (TEAL) academy trust, recently asked his headteachers to write down all...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Movers and Shakers

White Horse Federation unveils new CEO

Dr Dan Nicholls, currently deputy CEO at Cabot Learning Federation, will join in September

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey
Ofsted

Ofsted: Trusts ‘not convinced’ judgments are ‘appropriate or optimal’

CST tells Ofsted's Big Listen that a separate safeguarding judgment may have 'merit', but warns against rushed move to...

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Election 2024

Election delays 2024 academy trust handbook

ESFA chief tells leaders vital guidance will be delayed until after country goes to the polls

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

DfE in court over falling rolls academy plan

High Court challenge over its decision to academise a school council planned to close amid falling rolls

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

MATs ‘more likely’ to be approved to run council-proposed special schools

DfE introduces expectation that bids via the 'free school presumption route' demonstrate 'resilience' in face of falling rolls and...

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson