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School academisation: If it isn’t broken, why fix it?

The struggle of Catholic schools in the diocese of Brentwood (East London and Essex) to resist plans to academise continues to gather strength. Last year, parents at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary school in Wanstead struggled to get what they … Continue reading

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CEO pay in the spotlight again as academy boss gets £60k rise

An academy trust ordered to justify its pay by the government handed its chief executive a £60,000 pay rise last year, as salaries for bosses of larger trusts start to rise again. The total pay of Paul West, chief executive … Continue reading

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Is Ofsted being political over off-rolling decisions?

A teaching union leader has questioned whether Ofsted is reluctant to call out off-rolling in schools run by multi-academy trusts that are close to the government because it is too “politically uncomfortable”. Mary Bousted, the NEU teaching union’s joint general secretary, … Continue reading

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Pay restraint over for leaders of large academy trusts

Chief executives and heads in large multi-academy trusts have seen major increases in their salary despite government attempts to curb top executive pay, according to a new report.  The Kreston Academies Benchmark report reveals that the average salary for leaders of the … Continue reading

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Most academy trusts expect to be in the red by 2022

More than half of academy trusts expect to be running a deficit by 2022, according to a major new study into their finances. The annual Kreston Academies Benchmark report also reveals that nearly half of all multi-academy trusts (44 per cent) have at … Continue reading

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