News

Local council supports academy destroyed by fire

A local authority has taken responsibility for dealing with the aftermath of a fire, which destroyed part of an...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

High court battle reveals ploy to make profit from running state schools

A high court showdown between a former Ofsted chair and the consultancy firm where she worked has revealed details...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Ministers set out hurdles for expanding academy trusts under new ‘health checks’

Academy trusts will be judged on their schools’ Ofsted ratings, published performance measures on progress and attainment and their...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Academy trust expenses claims: The dos and don’ts

It was hard not to be shocked by the Dispatches/Observer investigation into academy trust expenses and perks. The Department...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

DfE needs to ‘beef up’ finance rules after investigation reveals £1m expenses bill for academy bosses

The government has been called on to toughen up rules around academy trust finances after an investigation revealed 40 chains...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

School leaders warn of more redundancies in wake of funding formula delay

Schools face making more redundancies and multi-academy trusts will be hampered from taking over struggling schools, education leaders have...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy trust that provided advisers for RSCs to hand over its schools to new sponsors

An academy chain whose founders have a government contract to provide advisers to help regional schools commissioners judge the...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy trusts team up to explore founding Institute of Advanced Teaching

Teaching schools and academy chain heavyweights are exploring a unique partnership to found a new higher-education institute that would...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Top chief executives reveal what makes a successful academy trust

Chief executives of the country’s top-performing academy chains have revealed their secrets of success, which include having a strong...

John Dickens
John Dickens