News

Virtual lessons no ‘panacea’, says trust’s technology director

Academy trusts that want to set up “virtual centres of excellence” should be “cautious” about expected results, warns a...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Watch for hidden costs when rebrokering, trust leaders warn

Trusts will face surprise costs unless they wise up to the need for extra due diligence when taking over...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Wilshaw reveals recipe for success after inspecting 7 top academy trusts

Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has singled out seven academy trusts for praise, while taking another swipe at...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

REAch 2 director joins struggling chain

A regional director of the country’s largest primary-only trust has joined the board of a struggling chain. Simon Wood,...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Multi-Academy Trusts could be the saviour of education in the north

Successful trusts need to leave their cosy London bubble if education in the north is to improve, says Jonathan...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Academies Enterprise Trust relocates HQ to London so staff have better train access

The country’s largest academy chain is moving its headquarters to London because staff need better access to train stations....

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Former Lilac Sky CEO disputes revised accounts

The co-founder of an academy chain that is due to be wound up has claimed the trust released inaccurate...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Financial investigation into Bright Tribe trust remains ‘hidden’ by education secretary

The education secretary has been accused of “hiding” a financial investigation into a controversial academy trust run by the...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy trust failed to declare payments to co-founder’s family

A crisis-hit academy chain failed to declare payments to close family members of its co-founder, including the cost of...

Ann McGauran
Ann McGauran