News

Government continues judging RSCs on academy conversion rate – despite conflict of interest concerns

The government continued judging regional schools commissioners (RSCs) on how many schools they converted into academies last year despite fears...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Northern Powerhouse schools strategy: Halt standalone academies, and 11 other key findings

The government has today published its Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy, led by Sir Nick Weller, chief executive of Dixons...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Features

Tuesday Humby, principal, Ormiston Chadwick academy

Never in a month of Tuesdays did I think Bankfield, a comprehensive in my home town and well-known as...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Why councils should check up on academies

There is an accountability gap in the new education landscape that council scrutiny committees could help to fill, just...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

New Aldridge Education trust ditches struggling academy

A cash-strapped school has been ditched by the new academy trust founded by its sponsor, leaving the government to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

DfE to open up academy finances in transparency drive

The government is set to lift a veil of secrecy over academy spending in a transparency drive that will...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy sponsors owe £13m in pledged funding

Nearly £13 million in pledged capital funding is still owed to the government by eight academy sponsors, with two...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

David Carter: The weakest academies will be supported not ‘shamed’

The country’s 100 weakest academies will be singled out for increased government scrutiny from January as the schools commissioner...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Durand Academy Trust funding to be terminated

The government has announced it will proceed with the termination of Durand Academy Trust’s funding agreement after the chain refused to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker