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Governors in West Sussex plan strike over school funding

Plans for the first “strike” of school governors have prompted a warning about the morale of volunteers who are...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Nick Gibb ‘comfortable’ with schools’ approach to cost cutting

The schools minister Nick Gibb has said he is “comfortable” with the way schools are dealing with rising cost...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Over a third of parents asked for school donations, survey finds

More than a third of parents have been asked to donate money to their child’s school, according to a...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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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
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Brooke Weston academy trust invests £1m in stocks

Entrepreneurial academy trusts are taking advantage of their cash freedoms to make six-figure profits by investing in stocks and...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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No council cash for new free schools in Manchester

Manchester City Council is refusing to budget for three of the four free schools due to open in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Flagship academy re-named after sponsors despite slipping into special measures

An academy has been renamed in recognition of its millionaire sponsor, just months after it was put in special...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Government writes off £800,000 of free school funding

The government has written off £800,000 it was unable to claw back from free schools. Schools Week revealed last...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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The ups and downs of school finances have been exhausting to watch

It’s been a bumpy year, with school leaders left wondering who to watch for the next flurry of activity,...

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