Academies

Eight become nine as DfE shakes up RSC regions

London to get new RSC and other areas redrawn to align regions with rest of government

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Let schools quit trusts and create super-regulator to complete academisation, ministers told

Ex-adviser also calls for 'range of new powers' for councils under fully-academised system

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Unions launch legal action against DfE over diocese conversions

Unions claim DfE rules have been 'abused or ignored' to help the Diocese of Hallam academise all its school

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Academies system has given politicians too much power, says ex-DfE boss

Ex-permanent secretary says academisation has left school system 'more centralised than it should be'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Legal threats and governor revolts: Inside the mass academisation of Catholic schools

The Catholic MAT drive boosts the DfE's flagging academy agenda, and dioceses say schools are reaping rewards - but...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Fewer than 1 in 100 schools affected by ‘levelling-up’ academies plan

DfE wants 'successive' 'requires improvement' and 'inadequate' schools moved into MATs

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

It’s not for us to question Catholic school academy conversions 

Calls on the Catholic Education Service to ‘step in’ on controversial academy conversions show a secular misunderstanding of our...

JL Dutaut
PAUL BARBER
Academies

DfE restructure delays advisory board election results

Ministers are considering adding a ninth regional schools commissioner

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy finances: Surpluses aren’t all they appear to be 

A combination of committed funds and looming challenges means record-breaking surpluses hide a rocky time ahead for academies, writes...

JL Dutaut
PAM TUCKETT