Sunday 6 April 2014

Three are arrested amid claims of fraud at one of the Government’s flagship academy schools

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Police investigating allegations of fraud at one of the Government’s flagship academy schools have arrested three people.glendene arts academy

Among those understood to have been held in a series of early morning raids by detectives is Eric Baker, founding principal of Glendene Arts Academy in Easington, Co Durham, and his wife.

Mr Baker has been on sick leave from the former community school for children with special needs, since an investigation was launched into allegations of serious financial mismanagement in the wake of whistleblower claims last year.

A Department for Education report published in February and revealed in The Independent highlighted concerns over the use of academy resources and payment of the salaries and expenses of staff used by a private company.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/three-are-arrested-amid-claims-of-fraud-at-one-of-the-governments-flagship-academy-schools-9236439.html

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