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Major MAT ‘disappointed’ by its off-rolling academy

A major multi-academy trust has said that it is “extremely disappointed” that one of its academies has off-rolled pupils and misused attendance figures. Ormiston Denes Academy, in Lowestoft, was rated “inadequate” by Ofsted inspectors, who found the school had taken pupils off … Continue reading

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What can teachers expect from the Conservatives?

Amid the turmoil of Brexit, what education news can we expect to make the headlines over the next four days during the Conservative Party conference? https://www.tes.com/news/what-can-teachers-expect-conservatives

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Two thirds of academy trusts have below-average results for disadvantaged pupils

New research into how the sponsored academies programme has served the interests of disadvantaged pupils across the country has found “significant variation” in outcomes for pupils eligible for free school meals. Analysis by professors Becky Francis and Merryn Hutchings found that while … Continue reading

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Academy trust leaders struggling to juggle finances and growth

The majority of academy trust leaders are worried that growth could have a negative effect on schools in their trust – but financial pressures mean many are trying to expand anyway, new research reveals. Findings released by The Key, in … Continue reading

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17 new free schools opened with no sports facilities

Seventeen free schools that opened last year did not have any on-site sports facilities, the government has admitted. A response to a freedom of information request from the Local Schools Network website has shown that 53 free schools opened in … Continue reading

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