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One in 10 pupils removed from school rolls ‘to boost GCSE results’

Research into “off-rolling” from schools in England has found the scale of the problem may be worse than previously thought, with one in 10 secondary pupils removed from the rolls without explanation. Researchers from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) found … Continue reading

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Report on MAT’s P8 ideas for low achievers

Read the internal report that shows how GORSE Academies Trust considered maximising Progress 8 scores by removing low-achieving students from its rolls https://www.tes.com/news/full-report-mats-p8-ideas-low-achievers

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English School System Fragmented, Costly and Confusing

A major investigation into the comparative costs of the two parallel schools systems in England, and those of other countries, has found that academies and multi-academy trusts on the one hand, and local authority managed schools on the other, have … Continue reading

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38 free schools lack permanent home after three years

Nearly 40 free schools that opened between three and eight years ago are still waiting for a permanent home, figures reveal. The figures, provided by the Department for Education in a Freedom of Information request, reveal that 38 of the free schools … Continue reading

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MAT criticised for gifts, hampers and alcohol purchase

An investigation into a multi academy trust which ran two failing schools has uncovered financial failings which include gifts, alcohol and hampers being purchased for staff and trustees on the trust’s charge card. Investigators  have also questioned why the Thrive Partnership … Continue reading

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