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
News

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
News

MAT inquiry: Academy trust CEOs give evidence to education committee

The parliamentary education committee heard today from eight witnesses about multi-academy trusts (MATs) and their role, size, governance and...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News, Opinion

Results are in: Academy status works for the best and worst schools, but that’s about it

After years of debate over the effectiveness of academy status, the Education Policy Institute has now released data which...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Executive Headteachers: what’s in a name?

The government does not know how many executive headteachers are actually working in academies, a new report has claimed,...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

What happens to our existing governing body if we join an existing multi-academy trust?

Question: What happens to our existing governing body if we join an existing multi-academy trust? Christine says: That’s a...

Christine Bayliss
Christine Bayliss