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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
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Pro-academy campaign group launched by ‘superhead’ Rachel De Souza – but funders remain anonymous

A line-up of education reformers – including a former adviser to David Cameron – have joined forces to launch a...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Local council supports academy destroyed by fire

A local authority has taken responsibility for dealing with the aftermath of a fire, which destroyed part of an...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Struggling schools ordered to become academies still waiting for sponsors

Schools are still waiting to be appointed with a sponsor just weeks before they are due to convert into academies...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Can the council force an academy named on an EHCP to meet a pupil’s need?

Can a local authority enforce a school named on an Education, Health and Care Plan to meet a pupil’s...

Antony Power
Antony Power
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Finances of collapsed academy chain Lilac Sky under scrutiny as founders eye new free school

The financial management of a collapsed academy chain is being scrutinised by the government after it stepped in to block...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Academy trust expenses claims: The dos and don’ts

It was hard not to be shocked by the Dispatches/Observer investigation into academy trust expenses and perks. The Department...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

When setting up a multi academy trust, what appointments do you have to make?

If you are setting up a multi academy trust, what are the minimum number of executive appointments you need...

Jessica Cumming
Jessica Cumming
Opinion

What are the big decisions Justine Greening must make as education secretary?

A new education secretary, Justine Greening, has been appointed. So, what now? Natalie Perera describes what awaits at the...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor