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Academy trust sought to run first ‘secure school’ in Kent

The government is looking for an academy trust to run the country’s first ‘secure school’, Schools Week can reveal. Two years after the idea for ‘secure schools’ for young offenders was first mooted, the Ministry of Justice has committed £5 … Continue reading

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Hinds: ‘We must re-put the case for school autonomy’

Conservatives must make the case for continuing school autonomy, which is being “called seriously into question” in political debate, the education secretary has said. Damian Hinds told a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference that parents of children at … Continue reading

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Adventure Learning Academies Trust gives up its 5 schools

The Advernture Learning Academies Trust, the sister trust of the beleaguered Bright Tribe chain, is giving up all five of its schools. The trust annouced that its trustees had voted for its four primaries and one secondary school in Cornwall to all … Continue reading

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Academy trust rapped over boss’ £23,000 ex-gratia fee

A government investigation has uncovered a swathe of financial and governance failings at a single academy trust – including “potential irregularity” over football tickets costing more than £4,000. The investigation into Westfield Academy, a mixed secondary school with a sixth … Continue reading

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Girl sat in blood-soaked clothes after teacher said she couldn’t go to the toilet

A mum has been left fuming after her 11-year-old daughter was forced to sit through lessons in blood-soaked clothing – because her teacher refused to let her go to the toilet when she got her first period. The distraught girl, … Continue reading

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