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Academies

Academy trust top slicing is on the up (but do schools get better deal?)

As two trusts top-slice almost 10%, chiefs say running services in-house saves time and money for heads

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Movers and Shakers

Movers and shakers: Johanna Klinsky, Jen Barker, Fay MacRitchie, Paul Jones

A leader who turned down a brush with fame and an owner rock memorabilia are among those starting new...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Academies

Turnaround trusts say tide turning on recruiting converters

Wealth of lesson plans, specialist teaching teams and career paths helping to convince 'good' schools into turnarounds, CEOs say

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Academise so LAs can’t close you, diocese tells schools

Leaked papers show 'key reason' for diocese's plans was to move school decisions away from councils

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Barran wants more ‘good’ schools to join turnaround trusts

But academies minister reveals 'real challenge' of changing the 'joining a MAT is punishment' narrative

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academy funding

Nearly half of trusts raid their reserves to meet rising costs

Doubling in trusts reporting in-year deficits as auditors warn MATs 'only one bad year from financial difficulties'

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Highest-earning academy chief’s annual pay nears £500k

Harris Federation chief Sir Dan Moynihan's salary has risen at least 6 per cent

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Catholic heads seek legal advice over diocese academy plan

Schools band together to consult KC and commission due diligence on trust as bishop unveils plans

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

Nicole McCartney, Creative Education Trust

Nicole McCartney is a rare species: someone with lived experience of being permanently excluded from school who has gone...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill