Opinion

What schools need to know about the apprenticeship levy

Don’t think that the new levy is all about big business, warns John Deaville. All schools, regardless of size,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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More business managers need to train for future senior roles

More school business managers must “aspire” to become senior executives as the rise in multi-academy trusts – and damaging...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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New Aldridge Education trust ditches struggling academy

A cash-strapped school has been ditched by the new academy trust founded by its sponsor, leaving the government to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Academy trusts should ‘exchange’ back office services

Shared services are logical, Marcus Robinson, a partner at professional services firm PwC told delegates at the 2nd annual...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Academy trusts wanting cash to grow ‘rejected’ by DfE

Cash handouts to help academy trusts expand are not reaching all the chains that want them, says a senior...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Education can make you (and me) sick, says David Blunkett

The stress of working in education can make people ill, former education secretary David Blunkett told academy leaders this...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

David Carter: The weakest academies will be supported not ‘shamed’

The country’s 100 weakest academies will be singled out for increased government scrutiny from January as the schools commissioner...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy pension review will look at funding gap

A review launched into academy pension deficits will recommend ways to address the enormous funding gap in the Local...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Let’s subvert the ‘centres of excellence’ policy

Following Schools Week’s revelation that the government will allow MATs internally to select pupils by ability, Ros McMullen suggests...

Ros McMullen
Ros McMullen