Academies

Schools bill reforms could require 12,000 more academy trustees

Former government schools tsar warns of 'capacity issue' as ministers seek to move all schools into academy trusts

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Ark Schools risks losing academy over homophobia, harassment and SEND suspensions

The leading trust's school faced criticism over a 'culture of sanctions', unmonitored missing pupils and unrecorded bullying and prejudice

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Schools bill: Ministers want veto on academy trustees

New DfE documents reveal more about powers sought by ministers in schools bill

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

National schools commissioner Dominic Herrington to leave role

Departure to Ministry of Justice role comes ahead of shake-up of regional school commissioners group

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

DfE plans first step in academy revolution

Work to move to all-academies system will begin later this term

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies, Politics

Zahawi under fire over ‘misleading’ academy claims

Education secretary faces calls to 'correct the record' in Parliament after officials admit academy comparisons could mislead

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Politics

DfE to correct academy claims after stats watchdog slapdown

Statistics regulator warns over 'transparency, quality and replicability' of data in 'case for a fully trust-led system' document

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Ofsted

‘Vindicated’: Academy trust first to have termination notice withdrawn

Decision draws to a close a years-long saga which also led to the dismissal of an Ofsted inspector

James Carr
James Carr