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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
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After the storm: Who clears up when academy trusts collapse?

“I went through a calendar with someone in the first week and said: ‘I can see there is a...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Academy trust loses spending records after finance system switch

An academy trust appears to have lost access to financial data from longer than two years ago after changing...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Former academies minister faces accusation of cronyism

Former academies minister Lord Nash has been accused of “threatening to allow” an academy trust to “become financially unviable”...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Academy trust raids £7.7m reserves to resist cuts

An academy trust has set aside half of its reserves to prop up its budget rather than make cuts...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Investigation: The highs (and occasional lows) of academy CEO pay

Nearly half of the academy trusts ordered by the government to justify high salaries paid their chief executives more...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg