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Revealed: ‘Paused’ academy trusts are ducking their ban

Academy sponsors banned by the government from taking over new schools seem to have dodged the prohibition. Figures obtained...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Flagship academy re-named after sponsors despite slipping into special measures

An academy has been renamed in recognition of its millionaire sponsor, just months after it was put in special...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Wakefield trust walkout leaves special measures school in six-year limbo

A second trust given a slice of £5 million northern academy hub funding has walked away from a school...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Councils run crisis communications classes for schools as trusts up their PR focus

Councils are running classes for school managers on how to deal with the media in a crisis, while academy...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Ofsted: Greenwood Academies Trust has ‘let down pupils’

One of England’s largest multi-academy trusts has been warned it has “let down pupils over a number of years”...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Plymouth CAST academy trust issued warning notice after leadership failings

An under-fire academy trust has been given a warning notice and told to urgently improve, just weeks after an...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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First sixth form college and academy trust merger planned

The first merger between a sixth-form college and an academy trust is on the cards after the submission of...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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OGAT runs course showing academies how to ‘restructure’ staff

A leading academy trust is running £300-per-head sessions to advise school leaders on how they can restructure staff to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Isles of Scilly’s only secondary school placed in special measures – what now?

The only secondary school on the Isles of Scilly has been placed in special measures and told an academy...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg