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

DfE ‘pauses’ diocese academy drive after legal challenge

Unions have challenged the DfE's decision to approve Catholic Diocese of Hallam conversions before governing bodies had voted

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Downsizing trust ‘failed to balance books quickly enough’

The Department for Education has slapped strict spending controls on an academy trust accused of failing to balance its...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE blocks MAT’s bid to take shares in outsourcing firm

An outsourcing firm has urged the government not to be “hung up on fear of the different” after officials...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Hinds urges Ofsted to ensure new MAT evaluations aren’t ‘undue burdens’

Education secretary Damian Hinds has warned Ofsted its new academy trust “summary evaluations” must not create “undue burdens” on...

John Dickens
John Dickens