News

Pension row delays Bright Tribe free school takeover

A long-running squabble over a pension deficit has seriously delayed a major multi-academy trust from taking over a failing...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Wealthy academy sponsors safeguard school trips amid funding squeeze

Donations from wealthy sponsors are helping academy trusts to safeguard school trips, breakfast clubs and sports competitions as other...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Two for-profit sponsors back out of academy market

Two academy trusts set up by for-profit providers that have made millions running schools across the globe have ended...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

11 academy trusts close their doors

Eleven multi-academy trusts handed at least £770,000 of government start-up funding are set to fold after their schools were...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

More multi-academy trusts naming their own feeder primaries

Multi-academy leaders are more frequently naming primary schools within their trust as feeder schools for their secondaries, despite little...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Harris Federation boss’s salary reaches £420,000 after latest pay rise

The country’s best-paid academy boss has been handed another pay rise – boosting his salary to at least £420,000....

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Multi-academy trusts spend less on ‘back office’ but don’t pay teachers more … and 6 other EPI findings

Schools in multi-academy trusts spend less on “back office” costs and more on primary teaching staff, compared to standalone...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Governor’s review 2016: Where does power really lie in multi-academy trusts?

This year has brought some much-needed clarity to the issue of multi-academy trust governance, says Naureen Khalid, as well...

Naureen Khalid
Naureen Khalid
News

Academy trusts told to avoid isolated academies

The government has issued its firmest statement yet that trusts should avoid running geographically isolated schools, raising serious questions...

John Dickens
John Dickens