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Council seeking £500,000 back from ex-superhead Sir Craig Tunstall over ‘unauthorised payments’

A council is attempting to recover damages of potentially £500,000 from former superhead Sir Craig Tunstall, who is alleged...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Academy orders can be revoked if schools improve to ‘good’, DfE confirms

Failing maintained schools that become ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ before converting into academies can have their academy orders revoked, the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Green: ‘Messing’ with school structures not priority

“Messing around” with school structures should not be a Labour priority, the shadow education secretary has said.  Speaking at...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Fraud police drop Bright Tribe investigation

Fraud police have dropped their investigation into the Bright Tribe academy trust, Schools Week can reveal. The investigation was...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Break the rules and you’re out, minister tells academy bosses

The academies minister has declared there is “simply no place” in education for discredited academy bosses – and vowed...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE paid £490k to rebroker three failing Steiner schools

The government paid out almost half a million pounds in grant funding to rebroker three failing Steiner schools, new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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ESFA raps trust that spent £2.4k on wellbeing conference and spa break for senior staff

An academy trust that spent over £2,400 on a wellbeing conference and spa break for senior managers has been...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘Orphan’ school shunned by 3 sponsors rated ‘inadequate’ – again

An “orphan” school that has been waiting nine years for a sponsor after being shunned by three academy trusts...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE spent £50k trying to hide academy chief vetting failure

The Department for Education spent almost £50,000 attempting to keep secret its failure to properly vet a businessman it...

James Carr
James Carr