• DfE spent £50k trying to hide academy chief vetting failure

    The Department for Education spent almost £50,000 attempting to keep secret its failure to properly vet a businessman it allowed to run an academy trust that later collapsed. Johnson Kane co-founded the Education Fellowship Trust in 2012, and became chief executive for its 12 schools and 6,500 children until its closed six years later. The

    5.00 Apr. 27th, 2020 | News

  • School with £1.3m debt now faces closure over inadequate Ofsted

    An academy that racked up a £1.3 million deficit last year is now facing closure, but only after the government stepped in over an “inadequate” Ofsted. The Education Fellowship Trust (EFT) has been issued with a termination warning notice for Wrenn school in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, by Martin Post, the regional schools commissioner for north-west London

    5.00 Jan. 21st, 2017 | News