News

Durand: We will fight any slur on Sir Greg Martin’s good name

An academy trust set to have its funding axed by the government has hit back – blasting department officials...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

REAch 2 director joins struggling chain

A regional director of the country’s largest primary-only trust has joined the board of a struggling chain. Simon Wood,...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy CEOs could face local council ‘scrutiny boards’

Councils could soon have scrutiny powers over academies similar to those they already have for health bodies as the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Floreat’s financial woes flag small trust concerns

Financial difficulties that have forced an academy chain founded by one of the government’s education advisers to consider a...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

SPTA academy trust ‘rebrands’ to Delta Academies Trust

One of England’s largest academy chains is changing its name as part of a major rebrand to make a...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

EXCLUSIVE: Labour admits ‘no policy’ on academies

Labour does not have a policy on the future of the academies programme, a member of the party’s frontbench...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Grammar get-out clause confirmed: selection ‘permissible’ within trusts

The government has confirmed it has a grammar school get-out clause that allows academy trusts to filter their brightest...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Academies are vital to May’s reform agenda

The government’s determination to expand selection must be done within the current system – and that includes academies, says...

Amy Finch
Amy Finch
News

Vote Leave campaigner and Tory donor behind Parents and Teachers for Excellence campaign

One of the two directors behind the Parent and Teachers for Excellence (PTE) movement was a key figure in the...

John Dickens
John Dickens