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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
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Private schools pledge their support for national MFL training centre

Private schools have pledged to support a new national teacher training centre for linguists to stave off a “crisis...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Soaring support staff pensions ‘could lead to outsourcing’

Multi-academy trust pension deficits for support staff are soaring into the tens of millions, with schools facing another hike...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Academy trust health checks will be rolled out from January, schools commissioner reveals

The schools commissioner has started piloting multi-academy trust “health checks” and revealed his full masterplan to ensure chains don’t...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Multi-Academy Trusts could be the saviour of education in the north

Successful trusts need to leave their cosy London bubble if education in the north is to improve, says Jonathan...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Grammar get-out clause confirmed: selection ‘permissible’ within trusts

The government has confirmed it has a grammar school get-out clause that allows academy trusts to filter their brightest...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Academy trust CEOs reject ‘centres of excellence’ proposal

Multi-academy trusts have snubbed government proposals allowing them to move their most able pupils into a “centre of excellence”....

John Dickens
John Dickens