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DfE spent more than £23m on failed studio schools

The government has spent more than £23 million on studio schools that have either closed or never opened but the price tag total won’t be known until the much-delayed publication of its final costs. Twenty-six studio schools have closed or … Continue reading

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Local authority schools outperform academies, research suggests

86% of council-run schools in England rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, compared with 82% for academies. The government’s plan to force all schools to become academies has come under further attack with research which suggests that council-maintained schools outperform … Continue reading

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DfE names high-paying academy trusts

DfE publishes list of MATs and single academies paying six-figure salaries The Department for Education has published the names of 160 academy trusts it has written to questioning why they are paying six-figure salaries. Eileen Milner, chief executive of the … Continue reading

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Twelve teachers quit Thomas Bennett – four days of strikes to come

The figure was confirmed by The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) just as the National Education Union (NEU) announced four days of strike action over job cuts. Teachers and support staff from the school, in Tilgate, will strike on Thursday June … Continue reading

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Campaigning Against Academisation Saturday 16th June

Great to have Vix Lothian (Green Party education spokesperson) and Prof. Anne West (LSE) co-author with David Woolfe of ‘Academies, the school system in England and a vision for the future’ (published last week and showing academies to have fewer … Continue reading

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