Schools

White paper: DfE reveals the ‘coasting’ schools facing intervention

Ministers will prioritise schools in investment areas and with 'long-term underperformance'

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

Let schools quit trusts and create super-regulator to complete academisation, ministers told

Ex-adviser also calls for 'range of new powers' for councils under fully-academised system

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

‘Not a race’ for all schools to join MATs, says Herrington

Dominic Herrington's comments come amid predictions all schools will convert by 2030, and warnings of resistance from maintained and...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Nominations open for RSC adviser elections

The DfE wants more academy chiefs from under-represented backgrounds to run for election as advisers to regional schools commissioners

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Sexism

Standalone trust could be stripped of school over ‘culture’ of sexism

An academy trust could be stripped of its only school after Ofsted found a “pervading culture” of sexist and...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Leading academy CEOs demand £5.8bn catch-up cash for poorer pupils

A group of leading academy trust bosses have set out proposals for a £5.8 billion Covid recovery plan, as...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

RSC adviser roles thrown open to CEOs, with elections set for September

Academy trust chief executives without headship experience can now serve as advisors to regional schools commissioners, the government has...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Academy transfers fall to four-year low during pandemic

 The government has spent £38.8 million moving academies between trusts since 2014, official figures show, but transfers fell to...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

RSC headteacher boards rebranded as fresh elections loom

The headteacher boards which advise regional schools commissioners are set for a rebrand, as fresh elections loom for the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger