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
News

MAT inquiry: Academy trust CEOs give evidence to education committee

The parliamentary education committee heard today from eight witnesses about multi-academy trusts (MATs) and their role, size, governance and...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Apprenticeships: how the levy and hiring targets will affect schools and multi-academy trusts

In recent weeks, readers have asked how two key apprenticeship policies will affect schools and academy trusts. They sound...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE multi-academy trust league tables: Who are the best and worst performers?

The Department for Education has today published its own “league tables” for multi-academy trusts, fulfilling a manifesto pledge and...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

20 large academy trusts ‘underperforming’, new league tables reveal

Twenty of the largest multi-academy trusts (MATs) – running more than 300 schools – fall “significantly below” the national...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Durand Academy Trust must address “serious concerns” over use of public money – or face termination

A controversial south London academy is facing the termination of its funding agreement if it fails to address “serious...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker