E-Act is losing control of the 10 schools after Ofsted inspections revealed weaknesses in some E-Act schools’ teaching standards.
The charity was investigated last year over its finances, and its then managing director, who was reportedly on a £300,000 salary, was forced to resign. The Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that it was looking for a new sponsor for the 10 schools in question, and has not yet named the schools.
The charity will continue to run 24 state-funded school across England, but the loss of 10 schools is thought to be the biggest withdrawal of powers from an academy since the programme was established a decade ago. Two members of staff have also resiged.
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