Schools

Law change eases way for church schools to academise

The government has revived a law change from its scrapped schools bill, removing a 'significant barrier' to the academisation...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

DfE eyes building reserve army of academy troubleshooters

Ministers could revive an Academy Ambassadors-style trustee recruitment scheme, but with greater DfE control and fewer trusts eligible

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Ministers will miss 2030 MAT target, report warns

An NFER report warns white paper vision would need conversions at 'unprecedented' speed, threatening standards

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE will ‘prioritise’ parts of shelved schools bill

Schools bill axed in current form with most academy legislation shelved, but ‘priority’ proposals like out-of-school register still on...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

DfE reveals trust leaders advising on review of academy regulation

Two-thirds of the advisory group represent academy trusts, with the DfE planning the regulatory overhaul despite a climbdown over...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Ex-academies ministers team up to torpedo schools bill powers

The government will also seek to amend its own legislation to require councils to consult more widely before converting...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Schools Bill

Schools bill: New academy standards could dictate trust board make-up

Analysis: Draft law seeks greater control over school system, with standards on pay and school day length also considered

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker