Academies

White paper: Academy trust ‘divorce’ plans split sector leaders

DfE to consult on 'exceptional circumstances' in which academies could request move to 'stronger' trust

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools white paper

Free school charity: All-MAT sector would mean ‘death’ of innovation

Ministers' favoured institutions won't be replicated if white paper scraps standalone academies, charity warns

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Fresh calls for MAT inspections after trust gets 3 ‘inadequates’

Ofsted cannot inspect academy trusts despite almost a decade of pressure for new powers

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academy trusts

New framework to set out the purpose of academy trust CEOs

The work will also set ethics expectations for academy bosses

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

SchoolsCompany: Former bosses of scandal-hit academy trust sued over missing millions

A scandal-hit academy trust is suing former trustees to recover up to £2.8 million of “lost public funds”. Experts...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Diversity

Diversity in academy leadership needs to improve. What can the sector do about it?

Alice Gregson and Ed Dorrell share insights from the first national survey on trust leadership diversity

Freddie Whittaker
ALICE GREGSON AND ED DORRELL
News

Williamson’s ‘irrational’ refusal to revoke academy order quashed by High Court

The education secretary’s refusal to revoke an academy order for a primary school in the West Midlands has been...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

REAch2 Academy Trust boss Sir Steve Lancashire to stand down in 2022

Sir Steve Lancashire, the founder and chief executive of the REAch2 Academy Trust, is to step down next year....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

‘Phoenix’ free schools should replace ‘stubborn’ underperformers, says report

The government should replace “stubbornly” underperforming schools with new “phoenix” free schools, rank multi-academy trusts on improvement and buy...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger