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Teachers at Peacehaven schools vote to go on strike

TEACHERS have voted to strike over plans to privatise three schools via the academy programme. Parents of pupils at the schools, Peacehaven Heights Primary School, Telscombe Cliffs School and Peacehaven Community School (PCS), have been campaigning against plans by East … Continue reading

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Outwood Grange behaviour system ‘falling down’

Outwood Grange Academies Trust’s behaviour system is facing difficulties following a drive to lower the exclusion rate in its schools in the wake of negative media coverage last year, Tes has been told. Tes has spoken to teachers at three … Continue reading

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Exposed: The academy trust chief who boasted he ‘flicked away’ safeguarding concerns

An academy trust boss has boasted that he simply “flicked away” safeguarding complaints made by a whistleblower at a failing primary school. In a tirade to staff at Birchen Coppice Primary Academy in Kidderminster, Andrew Morrish, the chief executive of … Continue reading

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Seven unions threaten action against UK’s largest academy chain

The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing. The unions – ASCL, GMB, NAHT, NAHT, NEU, UNISON and Unite – have registered a failure to agree with London-based Academies Enterprise … Continue reading

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Tenth UTC closure announced

Yet another university technical college will close later this year, taking the total to 10 for the troubled programme. Wigan UTC, which is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted but has had a chequered history, has announced it will shut at the … Continue reading

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