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
News

International schools firm set to take over second academy in the UK

An academy trust founded by a firm that runs British international schools in countries including Panama is set to take...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Academy conversion: who do you have to consult? 

Who do you have to consult when making the decision to convert to an academy – who needs to...

Jessica Cumming
Jessica Cumming
News

Three more deputy directors appointed to support regional schools commissioners

Four deputy directors have now been appointed to support regional schools commissioners and their rising workload. Schools Week revealed...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Do “prison academies” make sense?

In light of Michael Gove’s plan for the prison sector to learn from schools, Peter Dawson of the Prison Reform trust explains...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter