Academies

Council ditches ‘forced’ academisation plan as Zahawi softens stance

Tory-led Swindon had proposed to convert all schools to academies by 2025 before a U-turn

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Nominations open for RSC adviser elections

The DfE wants more academy chiefs from under-represented backgrounds to run for election as advisers to regional schools commissioners

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

LA schools left out of new ministers’ travel plans

Fifty-five per cent of schools visited by new ministers so far have been academies

James Carr
James Carr
Exams

Trust boss accused over ‘culture of cheating’ and off-rolling at flagship school

An award-winning trust CEO and two colleagues face misconduct claims over exam malpractice and off-rolling to keep its flagship...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Governance

Trust that shortlists ‘blind’ wins governance award

Schools and trusts recognised at National Governance Association awards

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Academies

Multi-academy trust drive in danger of hitting the buffers

Survey shows lack of appetite among maintained schools and single-academy trusts

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Academy CEO pay ‘name and shame’ policy under review

Freedom of information request reveals ESFA is looking at its approach on pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Union demands more ‘robust’ rules as sports event held amid Covid cases

Unions want stricter Covid curbs after one school with 33 cases sent pupils to a sports event while others...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger