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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
Academies

Regional director’s merger mission after ‘landgrabs’

Academy commissioner reveals 'countless' merger discussions with CEOs, as he defends DfE's 'coasting' policy

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

‘Trust quality descriptors miss community focus’

CEO of one of England's biggest MATs calls for sixth 'pillar' of trust quality to be added to guidance

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Academy staff could strike over ‘excessive’ GAG pooling

National Education Union members at the Hastings Academy are expected to vote on proposed walkouts

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Small academy trusts warned over asking for government advice

Leaders believe chain was pushed towards a merger by the DfE after calling in finance and governance experts

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson