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Ofsted challenged on off-rolling consistency

Ofsted refuses to explain why it did not record the removal of students from MAT founded by a minister as off-rolling Ofsted is facing questions about why an academy’s decision to remove students from its roll in Year 11 without demonstrating that … Continue reading

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Yorkshire schools will not get back millions lost in trust’s collapse

Schools in Yorkshire that transferred millions of pounds to a multi-academy trust before it went bust will not get the money back, the area’s schools commissioner has confirmed. Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT), which ran 21 schools, was accused of … Continue reading

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Staff forced autistic pupils into tiny cupboard after ‘meltdowns’, school admits

Staff at an academy school repeatedly forced autistic pupils as young as five into a tiny cupboard and then held the door shut after they had “meltdowns” in class, a school has admitted. Parents of three of the pupils are … Continue reading

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Football-style ‘bidding wars pushing up academy pay’

A football-style “transfer market” is pushing up multi-academy trust leaders’ pay by creating “bidding wars” for school leaders, one MAT boss has warned. Andy Goulty, chief executive of Rodillian Academy Trust, was paid at least £255,000, including pension contributions, in 2017-18, according to … Continue reading

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Fat cat academy bosses told to rein in mega‑salaries

Head teachers and academy trust leaders in the state sector are collecting “fat cat” pay packages with some pocketing nearly half a million pounds a year, a Sunday Times investigation has found. Perks can include company BMWs and all-expenses hotel … Continue reading

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