• A lack of sponsors? Simple, ditch compulsory academisation

    Today’s annual report by HMCI Amanda Spielman covers a lot of ground, but let’s pick up here on one important section that shows starkly the flaw in the government’s policy of compulsory academisation. The report points out that the turnaround rates for underperforming schools remain too slow and that a lack of sponsor capacity means

    15.58 Dec. 4th, 2018 | Opinion

  • 'Inadequate' academy faces termination of funding over standards

    An academy in Central Bedfordshire faces having its funding withdrawn and being rebrokered to a new sponsor after it was rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted. The Sandye Place Academy Trust has been issued with a termination warning notice by the Department for Education (DfE). It means that if the trust does not meet certain conditions, it

    13.10 Jul. 6th, 2018 | News