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Academy trusts spend millions on uninspected private alternative provision

Multi-academy trusts spend three times as much on private alternative provision as they do on local authority alternative provision...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Schools No One Wants are in limbo – here’s what needs to change

The system for rebrokering schools needs reforming to better support vulnerable schools and pupils during the transition to a...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

The Expandables: which academy trusts are supersizing?

To kick off the first term of 2017-18, Schools Week has delved into the data on academy trust expansion...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Auditors flag increase in financially ‘unviable’ academy trusts

Auditors are increasingly raising the alarm about academy trusts at risk of running out of money, with chains raiding...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Revealed: The 23 trusts that broke rules over £4m related-party transactions

Twenty-three academy trusts breached funding rules last year when they made payments of more than £4 million to companies...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Multi-academy trusts swap data systems for Progress 8

New performance measures such as Progress 8 have led some multi-academy trusts to move away from traditional data-system providers....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Accounts Watch: Academy trust chief gets £85,000 severance pay-out

An academy trust chief executive who resigned after a misconduct investigation received a payout of of more than £85,000....

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Brooke Weston academy trust invests £1m in stocks

Entrepreneurial academy trusts are taking advantage of their cash freedoms to make six-figure profits by investing in stocks and...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

School with £1.3m debt now faces closure over inadequate Ofsted

An academy that racked up a £1.3 million deficit last year is now facing closure, but only after the...

John Dickens
John Dickens