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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
Diversity

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

Improvements to diversity in academy trust leadership are long overdue, but more data is needed to properly explore the...

Freddie Whittaker
ALICE GREGSON AND ED DORRELL
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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
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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
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‘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
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Struggling schools need ‘support, not public tellings-off’

An academy trust given a termination warning notice for one of its schools has called the procedure “demotivating” and...

James Carr
James Carr
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Williamson’s policy adviser set to be new Ofqual boss

A former academy trust boss and policy adviser to Gavin Williamson has been put forward to be the new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Cottages on Durand boarding school site listed for sale as dispute over proceeds drags on

A dispute over proceeds from the sale of a failed state boarding school is dragging on four years after...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE officials plan schools white paper to deliver Williamson’s ‘vision’ for schools

Gavin Williamson has pledged to set out a “broader vision” for the school system later this year, with officials...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter