• Break the rules and you’re out, minister tells academy bosses

    The academies minister has declared there is “simply no place” in education for discredited academy bosses – and vowed to “take action” against those who flout the rules. Baroness Berridge’s threat comes after the education secretary barred a third school leader this month for breaking academy rules. Nardeep Sharma, the former chief executive of the

    5.00 Sep. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: ESFA urges caution as fraud cases soar

    The government is warning academies and local authorities to exercise caution when dealing with suppliers, following a 400 per cent rise in coronavirus-related fraud last month.  The Education and Skills Funding agency today released additional guidance to support schools and councils operating during the pandemic after March saw a spike in scams.  “Periods of instability,

    14.47 Apr. 1st, 2020 | News

  • Government warns academies as email ‘phishing’ scams inflict financial losses

    Academies and other educational institutions are being warned about new cyber-attacks which have already claimed some victims and resulted in financial losses. The latest Education and Skills Funding Agency update, published today, contains information about a “phishing” scam – where a fraudster disguises as a trustworthy source in an electronic communication to trick people into

    17.23 Jun. 26th, 2019 | News