A standalone academy co-sponsored by Kensington and Chelsea is vying with Harris and United Learning to run the scandal-hit...
Some DfE bailout payments were delayed as councils failed to hit agreed targets, while all councils are being told...
All councils also face new guidance on making spending on pupils with special educational needs and disabilities 'sustainable'
The DfE will 'test the concept' of local authority multi-academy trusts, inviting councils to join a small trial
A handful of councils alone have slashed more attendance staff than the DfE plans to recruit
The DfE has also published more prescriptive guidance for schools, trusts and councils on attendance policies
Schools can exceed their published admission numbers and class size limits to ensure children from Ukraine have places
Trusts should have 10+ schools, councils will run academies and good schools may exit trusts in shakeup of 'messy'...
Government guidance admits hundreds of projects risk 'disruption' and paying twice for repairs when PFI deals eventually expire