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DfE doesn’t check whether academy leaders are ‘fit and proper’

Academy trustees and senior leaders are not being properly vetted for their suitability to run schools, the government’s spending...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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National Audit Office academies report: The key findings

The system used by the government to convert local authority-maintained schools into academies is under National Audit Office scrutiny....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Public accounts committee chair slams ‘exorbitantly expensive’ PFI contracts

The chair of the parliamentary public accounts committee Meg Hillier has spoken out against costly private finance initiative contracts...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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NAO capital funding report: £6.7bn needed to rebuild crumbling schools, and 8 other key findings

The National Audit Office today published its report into capital funding for schools. We have the nine key findings....

John Dickens
John Dickens
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NAO school finances report: Headteachers face £3 BILLION in cuts, and 10 other key findings

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published its report into school finances today. Schools Week has the key findings:...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE must ‘get its act together’ on school finances after spending watchdog condemns lack of leadership

The National Audit Office (NAO) has delivered a scathing verdict on the Department for Education’s (DfE) lack of leadership...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg