Ofsted

School inspections don’t hold MATs ‘sufficiently accountable’, says Ofsted

New report says inspections also don’t allow trusts to get credit, despite their growing influence over schools' quality of...

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Academies, ASCL Conference

Academy trust body instructed top lawyer over schools bill

Producing bill before regulatory review was completed was 'huge legislative error', says CST chief Leora Cruddas

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Biggest primary trust plans to take control of its schools’ funding

REAch2 said GAG pooling would allow 'strategic' decisions and 'solidarity', but unions fear dozens of job cuts and want...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Hanson Academy: Turning around the school no-one wanted

Delta is overhauling a Bradford academy, but questions remain over the former 'orphan' school's 11-year wait for a sponsor

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Holland Park parents and NEU lose legal bid to block school transfer

Holland Park School's failed High Court claim against the DfE paves the way for it to join United Learning

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE warned its trust CEO scheme risks breaching competition law

Training providers warn plans to launch a MAT leadership development programme could wipe them out and risk breaching competition...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘No-ego’ trust group vows to speak for MATs who don’t feel heard

The Queen Street Group has doubled in size as it vows to champion diverse trust voices and help more...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Minister admits ‘transparency’ needed over academy transfers and conversion

MATs and academy-sceptics alike are likely to welcome more transparency about why schools get transferred to particular trusts

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Half of trusts ‘against central pooling’ of school budgets

A small poll suggests MAT leaders value centralised funding but are wary of deterring potential new trust schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger