News

Plymouth CAST receives financial notice to improve

One of England’s largest academy chains has been issued with a financial notice to improve by the Education and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

WCAT to give away all 21 of its schools

The Wakefield City Academies Trust is giving up all 21 of its schools, shocking staff, parents and pupils as...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

High Court ruling threatens Ofsted’s ability to publish negative reports

Schools receiving negative Ofsted reports are now more likely to attempt to block them, solicitors have warned in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Judge: Durand management may have taken ‘eye off the ball’ over EFA squabble

Management at the under-fire Durand Academy may have taken its eyes “off the ball” due to an ongoing conflict...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Booming academy transfer market pushes costs to potential £30m

More than 100 schools are now rebrokered every year as the booming academy transfer market pushes costs to a...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Sponsored academies lose more pupils after takeovers

More pupils leave schools when they become sponsored academies than when they are under local authority control, a new...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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