• Academy trust boss defends £1.5m in consultancy payments to family firm

    An academy trust chief executive whose family business made almost £1.5 million in consultancy fees in two years has defended the deal, claiming it has been “instrumental” in improving schools. Janet Marshall, the founder and chief executive of the EMLC Academies Trust, which runs seven schools, is also director and a shareholder of Third Wave

    17.31 Jan. 16th, 2018 | News

  • A third of academy trusts paid businesses linked to their staff, and 7 other school finance findings

    The education select committee has quizzed senior civil servants as part of their latest hearing into academy finances. Schools Week has rounded up the key findings.   1. More than one in three academy trusts have declared related-party transactions Education Funding Agency boss Peter Lauener said that last year 1,055 of the 2,905 academy trusts

    14.28 Oct. 25th, 2016 | News