Academies

Council ditches ‘forced’ academisation plan as Zahawi softens stance

Tory-led Swindon had proposed to convert all schools to academies by 2025 before a U-turn

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Academies

Nominations open for RSC adviser elections

The DfE wants more academy chiefs from under-represented backgrounds to run for election as advisers to regional schools commissioners

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Exams

Trust boss accused over ‘culture of cheating’ and off-rolling at flagship school

An award-winning trust CEO and two colleagues face misconduct claims over exam malpractice and off-rolling to keep its flagship...

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Covid

Union demands more ‘robust’ rules as sports event held amid Covid cases

Unions want stricter Covid curbs after one school with 33 cases sent pupils to a sports event while others...

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News

RSC adviser roles thrown open to CEOs, with elections set for September

Academy trust chief executives without headship experience can now serve as advisors to regional schools commissioners, the government has...

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News

Bailed-out academy boss set for £150k payout, despite £1.1m budget hole

A single academy trust facing closure has set aside a £150,000 payout for its chief executive, despite reporting a...

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News

Treasury marks DfE’s 11,500-word homework laying out its vision

The Department for Education has published an 11,590-word “outcome delivery plan,” detailing the wide-ranging goals and performance metrics it...

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News

Academy transfers fall to four-year low during pandemic

 The government has spent £38.8 million moving academies between trusts since 2014, official figures show, but transfers fell to...

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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...

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