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Over 90% of investigations into academy finances are a result of whistleblowers

Almost every investigation into academy trusts by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) over the past four years has...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

How to consult effectively when applying for school planning permission

Consultation is never a silver bullet to securing planning permission, but it is necessary and de-risks the process, says...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

EFA paid £16m for £5m Hackney free school site

The government paid £16 million for a free school site that was later valued by the council as worth...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Empty free schools owe government £11m

The government needs to claw back £11 million from more than 100 free schools after they failed to recruit...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Perry Beeches: second investigation reveals trust breached rules over Labour donation

An academy trust already under-fire over related party transactions broke the rules when it made a political donation and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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...

John Dickens
John Dickens