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Covid-19: MATs should use resources to help ‘vulnerable’ schools recover, says Herrington

Multi-academy trusts should use their “considerable” capacity and resources to help vulnerable schools recover from Covid-19, the national schools...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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£73k theft at academy not spotted for eight months, government probe reveals

Over £73,000 was stolen from a single academy trust but the loss went unnoticed for eight months due to...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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We should have protected whistleblowers, says DfE

The Department for Education has admitted it should have redacted the names of whistleblowers who gave evidence as part...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Academy trusts to face tougher financial checks

Academy trusts can expect tougher checks on their finances as auditors sharpen up following high-profile auditing scandals – and...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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23 trusts submitted financial returns late

The government has named and shamed 23 academy trusts that were late in submitting financial returns in the last...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Boosting finances a main driver for half of trusts that expand

Around half of academy trusts say boosting their finances is one of the main drivers to take on more...

James Carr
James Carr
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High-profile trusts win share of £1.5m ‘exemplary leadership’ fund

Four of England’s most high-profile academy trusts have won the first tranche of a £1.5 million government contract to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools halt redundancy plans amid coronavirus outbreak

Schools are halting redundancy plans as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause unprecedented disruption across the nation. Harris Federation...

James Carr
James Carr
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UTC turns the tables and comes to the aid of a MAT

A north-west England university technical college has become the latest of its type to move towards joining a multi-academy...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker