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Tory peer’s academy trust seeks unpaid workers

An academy trust founded by a Conservative peer is advertising for unpaid volunteers to fill key roles, as plans...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Investigation: The schools that slip through the council finance net

Thousands of council schools have not had their finances independently scrutinised for more than five years – three of...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Revealed: The 50 academy trusts that cut chief executive pay

The government has named 50 academy trusts that have cut executive pay following pressure from officials. A list, sent...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Bright Tribe probe ‘will be published’, vows academies minister

An investigation by the Education and Skills Funding Agency into allegations of wrongdoing at the doomed Bright Tribe trust...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘I’ve got to stir up a bit of controversy here’: Agnew defends Champagne wager comments

The academies minister is frustrated that schools aren’t listening to him. In the 14 months since his appointment, Lord...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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It’s a Dwan deal: Trust founder’s brother gets rent-free premises for nursery

A failed academy trust gave the brother of its founder rent-free premises for ten years to run a private...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Minister ‘at war’ over academy CEO pay defends Moynihan’s £440k salary

A minister who claims to have “declared war” on excessive executive pay in academies has ruled that the £440,000...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Private firm took 8% fee for superhead’s second salary

The firm that was paid £1.3 million to provide services to Perry Beeches Academy Trust took an 8 per...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Hammond’s ‘little extras’ may not go directly to schools

Academy trusts will be able to pool the money their schools are awarded from the £400 million “little extras”...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker