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DfE blocks MAT’s bid to take shares in outsourcing firm

An outsourcing firm has urged the government not to be “hung up on fear of the different” after officials...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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School claimed furlough cash then gave £64k payout to head

A junior school that claimed nearly £100,000 of furlough cash because of the “dramatic and potentially catastrophic” financial impact...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Heads ‘handcuffed’ into anti-academy vows

Unions are using strike action to “handcuff” headteachers into signing pledges not to academise for up to five years....

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Revealed: The schools saving thousands slashing executive salaries

Some smaller trusts are slashing inflated leadership salaries – with one saving a six-figure sum in the process. Four...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
News

Investigation: Meet the head paid £260k to run one school

A single-school academy trust has upped the pay of its top executive to £260,000, making him one of the...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
Opinion

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...

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STEPHEN ROLLETT
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‘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An academy in Central Bedfordshire faces having its funding withdrawn and being rebrokered to a new sponsor after it...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson