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Questions over declaration of academy trust’s £20k flat for CEO

An academy trust spent almost £20,000 renting a two-bedroom flat for its chief executive – and won’t say whether it got government approval for the deal. Floreat Education Academies Trust spent £15,000 renting the flat, near to Floreat Montague Park … Continue reading

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Fraud police start formal Bright Tribe probe

Fraud police have now launched their own formal investigation into allegations  involving public money at a high-profile multi-academy trust (MAT). The investigation into the Bright Tribe Trust is being carried out by City of London Police – which is the country’s … Continue reading

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Academies struggling with apprentice hiring target

Just 7 per cent of academy trusts and large academies met a new apprenticeship recruitment target in the first year of its existence, new figures have revealed. The public sector apprenticeship target came into force for schools last March, requiring … Continue reading

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‘Forget academisation and recruit teachers’

The accelerated conversion of schools into academies has made “little difference” to pupil outcomes, according to economists. A report from the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), ahead of next month’s general election, found that the expanded academies programme, rolled out … Continue reading

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