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5 steps to take back our schools

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DfE accused again of special treatment of minister’s trust

The Department for Education has denied double standards after forcing one academy trust to share documents relating to important decisions made by its bosses, but allowing another – set up by the academies minister – not to. The Inspiration Trust, … Continue reading

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Littlegreen School academy conversion row: Staff back strike action

Five days of strike action has been called at Littlegreen Special School in Compton due to fears over threats to jobs and terms and conditions. A total of 89 per cent of National Education Union (NEU) members voted in favour … Continue reading

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7 things we learned from the PAC on academy accounts

The public accounts committee has held its second session into academy finances, and grilled some of the highest ranking civil servants in the Department for Education. The DfE’s permanent secretary Jonathan Slater was joined by the Education and Skills Funding … Continue reading

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Fat-cat heads are profiteering from academies

As increasing numbers of schools become academies – there are now more than 8,000 academies across England – state education seems increasingly to resemble the business world, with empires of schools rising and falling under the stewardship of dynamic individuals, … Continue reading

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