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DfE to unveil vision for schools, and 4 other things we learned from Gavin Williamson at the Festival of Education

Gavin Williamson has pledged to set out a “broader vision” for the school system later this year. The education...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE report: Schools in big MATs shun moves to share responsibility for excluded pupils

Schools in large multi-academy trusts have “refused to engage” in efforts to make them more responsible for excluded pupils...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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£125k salary fails to attract boss for ‘orphan’ academy trust

An academy trust for schools struggling to find sponsors is facing its own struggle to find a chief executive...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Berridge happy for en-masse conversions in faith schools academies plan

Baroness Berridge said she would not rule out the rapid growth of religious trusts, after announcing over £2 million...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Academies minister questions ‘moral purpose’ of single school heads

A minister has urged high-performing standalone academies not to sit in their “splendid ‘outstanding’ isolation,” as the government launches...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Editor asks: Baroness Berridge, academies minister

Conservative peer Baroness Berridge was appointed academies minister in February last year, a month before Covid-19 forced  nationwide school...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Speed read: Williamson’s 7 policies to revive the academies drive

Gavin Williamson has announced a raft of new policies today that he hopes will push towards the government’s “vision”...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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MATs move to centralise in wake of Covid pressures, study finds

Many multi-academy trusts have moved to centralise HR, finance, health and safety and other policies in the wake of...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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RSC says no: Fairview academy conversion blocked over local concerns

A school’s bid to become an academy has been turned down because it was “at odds with the community”...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger