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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
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New academy rules put trust autonomy at risk, say sector leaders

Sector leaders are warning the new academy trust handbook could undermine board autonomy , and demanding the government confirm...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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England’s largest academy trust gives up struggling school

England’s biggest multi-academy trust is set to hand a struggling Leeds school to another chain, ending a seven-year effort...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE’s ‘Falcon’ turnaround trust tells staff there’s no such thing as a free lunch

The government’s turnaround “Falcon” trust has made cutbacks at a struggling academy that even the Department for Education’s cost-cutting...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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£125k salary fails to attract boss for ‘orphan’ academy trust

An academy trust for schools struggling to find sponsors is facing its own struggle to find a chief executive...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Plymouth academy trust outsources staff and services

A multi-academy trust is set to outsource most of its central staff and services, with experts saying the move...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger