Academies

How turnaround trust plans to fix ‘orphan’ school problem

The St Joseph CMAT's chief executive compared its task to a 'mission to Mars', but the pilot could spark...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Council MAT trial next year – but caps on number and size

The DfE will 'test the concept' of local authority multi-academy trusts, inviting councils to join a small trial

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Features

Carol Dewhurst, chief executive and Tessa Mason, chair, Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust

The chair and chief executive of Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust learnt about the importance of the CEO-chair relationship when...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Schools

White paper: DfE reveals the ‘coasting’ schools facing intervention

Ministers will prioritise schools in investment areas and with 'long-term underperformance'

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

Revealed: The winners of RSC advisory board elections

Results were delayed by more than two months, after a mid-election boundary review

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Catholic trust pilot in disarray after academy U-turn and pay gaffe

The DfE faces calls to apologise after a legal challenge halted its academisation push with Hallam diocese, whose schools...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Council pulls ‘unviable’ support services after academy rise

Changes were in part 'driven by the conversion of maintained schools to academies'

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

DfE cancels 19 academy orders after legal challenge

Ministers U-turn after signing off academy orders for Catholic Hallam diocese schools without governor approval

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Catholic turnaround trust eyes coasting or cash-strapped schools

Such new trusts could help the DfE fix low Christian academisation rates and the chronic problem of schools strugging...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger