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Academies minister questions ‘moral purpose’ of single school heads

A minister has urged high-performing standalone academies not to sit in their “splendid ‘outstanding’ isolation,” as the government launches...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Williamson plans behaviour survey and urges ‘sensible debate’ over exclusions

Schools will take part in a new survey on student behaviour every term, the education secretary has announced. Gavin...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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MATs move to centralise in wake of Covid pressures, study finds

Many multi-academy trusts have moved to centralise HR, finance, health and safety and other policies in the wake of...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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The emerging ‘super league’ of academy trust CEO pay

The country’s best-paid academy chiefs are pulling even further ahead from the rest, with warnings of a “super league”...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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How the big academy trusts managed to ride out Covid finance hit

Some of the biggest multi-academy trusts have managed to ride out Covid’s toll on their finances – using savings,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Academy trust will take battle to keep school to the High Court

An academy trust will take its legal battle to keep hold of one of its schools to the High...

James Carr
James Carr
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Ministers urged to rule on governance board conflict issue as trustees resign in protest

Governance experts have warned against a “fundamental conflict of interest” of school leaders also being trustees after all the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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ESFA investigates finances of Trinity Academy London Trust

The government is investigating alleged financial irregularities at an academy trust in south London that was issued a redacted...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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Former RSC on board of trust rapped in government probe

An academy trust rapped over a contract its chief executive awarded to an online mental health company where she...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips