LA tests the water on plan for 'a number of local authority sponsored multi-academy trusts'
Analysis: Draft law seeks greater control over school system, with standards on pay and school day length also considered
Schools bill to implement white paper reforms will be introduced in the next year
Charity says its original mission 'has been achieved' as board announces plans to wind up operations
But a poll suggests DfE plans to let good schools bid to divorce failing trusts will help lessen fears...
Official admits intervention in failing schools is too slow
Leaders say cases show importance of 'sustainable' growth amid ministers' expansion plans
Latest recruit for turnaround trust is first outside the north of England
Union complains about 'disgraceful, deliberate misuse of statistics'