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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
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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