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National Audit Office academies report: The key findings

The system used by the government to convert local authority-maintained schools into academies is under National Audit Office scrutiny....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Trustees beware: know your legal duties!

If there is a single part of the academy system that needs our urgent attention, it is trusteeship, argues...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

RSC pushed to rebroker WCAT schools NINE months before official announcements

The regional schools commissioner first pushed to remove schools from Wakefield City Academies trust in December 2016, though it...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

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
News

WCAT to give away all 21 of its schools

The Wakefield City Academies Trust is giving up all 21 of its schools, shocking staff, parents and pupils as...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

High Court ruling threatens Ofsted’s ability to publish negative reports

Schools receiving negative Ofsted reports are now more likely to attempt to block them, solicitors have warned in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Judge: Durand management may have taken ‘eye off the ball’ over EFA squabble

Management at the under-fire Durand Academy may have taken its eyes “off the ball” due to an ongoing conflict...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Booming academy transfer market pushes costs to potential £30m

More than 100 schools are now rebrokered every year as the booming academy transfer market pushes costs to a...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Sponsored academies lose more pupils after takeovers

More pupils leave schools when they become sponsored academies than when they are under local authority control, a new...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg