News

Trust may lose special school where staff ‘held pupils to the floor’

Ofsted has warned pupils 'do not feel safe'

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

Nominations open for RSC adviser elections

The DfE wants more academy chiefs from under-represented backgrounds to run for election as advisers to regional schools commissioners

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
Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

RSC’s push to get communities on board not matched by academy guidance

The Department for Education has quietly removed the need for schools to be “answerable” to communities and parents from...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE blocks MAT’s bid to take shares in outsourcing firm

An outsourcing firm has urged the government not to be “hung up on fear of the different” after officials...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE report delays let academy trust bosses ‘get away with it’

The government has admitted that reports on financial scandals in three academy trusts have been gathering dust for more...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

£10m ‘levelling up’ support will come from existing DfE budgets

None of the £10 million pledged today to improve the quality of teaching in four areas of England is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

More evidence needed to defend high salaries for CEOs of academy trusts

Defences of high salaries for the chief executives of academy trusts are not “evidence-based or robust enough” to withstand...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger