News

Church of England sidesteps government rules over multi-academy trust control

The Church of England is to gain overall control of a new multi-academy trust, even though nine of the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

MAT for excluded pupils allowed to expand despite worst Ofsted

A multi-academy trust for excluded pupils will take over a failing school even though Ofsted rated its first school...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

First medical needs-only MAT to open

Two hospital schools will join forces to become the first medical-needs-only multi-academy trust, after turning down offers from mainstream...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Academies specialising in excluded pupils under pressure to grow

Multi-academy trusts that specialise in alternative provision are being asked to expand and sponsor new schools as local authority-run...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

REAch2’s spin-off academy trust renamed Astrea

A spin-off academy trust of one of the country’s largest chains has changed its name and appointed new members...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Ministers urged to clamp down on all-powerful academy CEOs

Ministers have been urged to clamp down on over-powerful academy bosses after an investigation found one chief executive sacked...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Greenwood Academies Trust set to lose two schools

The Greenwood Academies Trust will be stripped of two schools after Ofsted questioned its ability to drive improvement without...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Four academies approved to hire pupils as apprentices and lend staff to train others

Four multi-academy trusts are gearing up to offer jobs to former pupils and send staff to train apprentices in...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Why we’ll keep looking at MAT CEO pay

It’s time for our annual chief executive pay league, a story that gets people hot under the collar and...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney