Academies

How turnaround trust plans to fix ‘orphan’ school problem

The St Joseph CMAT's chief executive compared its task to a 'mission to Mars', but the pilot could spark...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE to get new suspension powers for ‘unsafe’ private schools

Unsafe private school providers risk suspension and jail, while loopholes allowing unregistered schools will be closed

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Features

Carol Dewhurst, chief executive and Tessa Mason, chair, Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust

The chair and chief executive of Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust learnt about the importance of the CEO-chair relationship when...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Academies

Catholic trust pilot in disarray after academy U-turn and pay gaffe

The DfE faces calls to apologise after a legal challenge halted its academisation push with Hallam diocese, whose schools...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Catholic turnaround trust eyes coasting or cash-strapped schools

Such new trusts could help the DfE fix low Christian academisation rates and the chronic problem of schools strugging...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Legal threats and governor revolts: Inside the mass academisation of Catholic schools

The Catholic MAT drive boosts the DfE's flagging academy agenda, and dioceses say schools are reaping rewards - but...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Illegal schools

Public urged to report illegal schools as pupils taught in ‘squalid’ settings

Ofsted warns parents and councils are paying thousands for 'woeful' education in 'squalid' conditions at unregistered schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Archdiocese ‘ruling by diktat’ as schools told to academise by 2023

The Archbishop of Birmingham has said academisation is an "essential" reform to protect Catholic education

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Private schools

Faith school which segregated staff finally shut down

Rabia Boys and Girls School in Luton was accused of “actively undermining” British values by Michael Wilshaw in 2016

Tom Belger
Tom Belger