News, Opinion

Results are in: Academy status works for the best and worst schools, but that’s about it

After years of debate over the effectiveness of academy status, the Education Policy Institute has now released data which...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Executive Headteachers: what’s in a name?

The government does not know how many executive headteachers are actually working in academies, a new report has claimed,...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

What happens to our existing governing body if we join an existing multi-academy trust?

Question: What happens to our existing governing body if we join an existing multi-academy trust? Christine says: That’s a...

Christine Bayliss
Christine Bayliss
News

Special schools are being ‘left out’ by academy system

Special schools are at risk of being “lost” as the government moves towards an all-academy system, a special educational...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Prince Henry’s Grammar and Manchester Creative Studio warned about finances

The government has published letters outlining financial concerns at academies in west Yorkshire and Manchester. The Department for Education has this afternoon published...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

NUT delivers ultimatum to government over strike action

The government must fund schools sufficiently, tell academies to observe national terms and conditions and promise “meaningful talks” to...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Sixth-form colleges warned not to rush into multi-academy trusts

Sixth-form colleges should not rush into partnerships with schools to create all-through academy trusts, a sector leader has warned. Schools...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

EXCLUSIVE: Resignations leave AET board ‘struggling’

The boss of the country’s largest multi-academy trust has admitted it will struggle to run key committees after the...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

The Education Secretary runs 70% of secondary schools – we’re stuffed if she’s now busy

So, here’s a problem: the education secretary is now directly responsible for around 4,000 English schools under the academy...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney