Academies

Council MAT trial next year – but caps on number and size

The DfE will 'test the concept' of local authority multi-academy trusts, inviting councils to join a small trial

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Tom Belger
Schools

Herrington: ‘We’ll miss targets if trusts act in their own interest’

Meeting literacy and numeracy targets will require academies' and councils cooperating, says national schools commissioner

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Tom Belger
Covid

Academy reserves surge to £3.9 billion after Covid savings

The average academy trust saw their reserves jump 29%, boosted by unlikely Covid windfalls

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Tom Belger
Academies

Best-paid trust CEOs’ wages rise fastest, but some rein in pay

The highest-paid have seen bigger pay rises than the rest, with some academy trusts reining in pay even as...

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Tom Belger
Academies

Revealed: The winners of RSC advisory board elections

Results were delayed by more than two months, after a mid-election boundary review

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Tom Belger
Academies

Catholic trust pilot in disarray after academy U-turn and pay gaffe

The DfE faces calls to apologise after a legal challenge halted its academisation push with Hallam diocese, whose schools...

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Tom Belger
Academies

DfE cancels 19 academy orders after legal challenge

Ministers U-turn after signing off academy orders for Catholic Hallam diocese schools without governor approval

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Tom Belger
Academies

DfE ‘pauses’ diocese academy drive after legal challenge

Unions have challenged the DfE's decision to approve Catholic Diocese of Hallam conversions before governing bodies had voted

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Tom Belger
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