• High Court ruling threatens Ofsted's ability to publish negative reports

    Schools receiving negative Ofsted reports are now more likely to attempt to block them, solicitors have warned in the wake of a landmark High Court ruling. Durand Academy last week succeeded in its effort to quash an ‘inadequate’ grade handed out by the inspectorate earlier this year, and Lee Bolton Monier-Williams, the firm that acted on its

    17.00 Aug. 14th, 2017 | News

  • Durand chief makes blistering attack on senior government officials

    An under-fire academy chief has launched a blistering attack on the government, previously unpublished letters have revealed. The Durand Academy Trust last night published a series of letters on its website that its chair of governors Sir Greg Martin sent to the government, including former prime minister David Cameron, as part of a long-running funding

    12.29 Oct. 18th, 2016 | News

  • Durand: We will fight any slur on Sir Greg Martin's good name

    An academy trust set to have its funding axed by the government has hit back – blasting department officials for “waging a campaign” against the school, and has vowed to fight any “slur” on the trust or its staff. The Education Funding Agency issued Durand Academy Trust with a notice of intention to terminate its

    10.32 Oct. 12th, 2016 | News

  • Durand Academy Trust funding to be terminated

    The government has announced it will proceed with the termination of Durand Academy Trust’s funding agreement after the chain refused to sever ties with its controversial former highly paid executive headteacher. The Education Funding Agency has issued Durand with a notice of intention to terminate its agreement, claiming the trust has failed to comply with six of eight

    11.19 Oct. 11th, 2016 | News