Academies

Let schools quit trusts and create super-regulator to complete academisation, ministers told

Ex-adviser also calls for 'range of new powers' for councils under fully-academised system

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Tom Belger
Academies

Unions launch legal action against DfE over diocese conversions

Unions claim DfE rules have been 'abused or ignored' to help the Diocese of Hallam academise all its school

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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...

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Tom Belger
Schools

‘Discrimination’: Small trusts denied two-thirds of repairs cash

One school has seen six bids to replace a dilapidated classroom rejected, sparking claims rural schools are at a...

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Academies

Academy avoids rebrokering threat until third ‘inadequate’ rating

The leeway given to Nuneaton Academy raised eyebrows, with other academies and maintained schools facing swifter intervention

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Ofsted

‘It’s the right time’: Amanda Spielman defends inspecting Covid-hit schools

The chief inspector came under fire from school leaders at an event who called routine Ofsted inspections mid-Covid "profoundly...

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Tom Belger
Academies

Schools told to hike contributions to boost repairs grant bids

Schools must double their contributions to score top marks in CIF bids

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Tom Belger
Academies

‘Not a race’ for all schools to join MATs, says Herrington

Dominic Herrington's comments come amid predictions all schools will convert by 2030, and warnings of resistance from maintained and...

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Tom Belger
Academies

ESFA probes trust forced to up top-slice after overspend

Documents suggest the Oval trust 'set a deficit budget, miscalculated income...and overspent', while a new board came in after...

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Tom Belger