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In Academy schools, on average, head teachers are paid more and class teachers are paid less.

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Biggest MAT has only half reserves it needs for ‘stability and sustainability’

England’s biggest academy trust has just over half the amount of reserves that it estimates are needed for “stability and sustainability”. Accounts for Academies Enterprise Trust published today and covering September 2017 to 31 August 2018, show that it has £5.3 million in reserves (2.3 … Continue reading

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‘Internal politics’ stops MATs centralising academy cash

Only a tiny fraction of multi-academy trusts are planning to pool their schools’ funding centrally despite ministerial urgings, according to a new report. A major new survey reveals that just 5 per cent of MATs are planning to centralise their general annual … Continue reading

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Funding gloom as academy trusts run out of ‘easy savings’

Static funding, rising costs and ongoing uncertainty over future income is putting increasing financial pressure on academy trusts, a major new report has warned. The eighth Kreston Academies Benchmark report, the largest independent survey of the financial health of the academy … Continue reading

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Rayner’s ‘school improver’ that ‘maintains a group of schools‘ – could one be ARK?

Richard Hatcher 11 February In my paper ‘What is Labour’s policy for academies and local authorities, and what should it be?’, dated 6 February, I wrote the following: The PLP Briefing says ‘In the longer run, we will invite academies … Continue reading

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