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Troubled UCAT academy trust to close, shedding seven schools

After announcing plans to walk away from four of its schools last month, UCAT has confirmed this week that it will also give up the remaining three. Leaders say it “cannot continue to operate financially and provide the education we … Continue reading

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‘Termination warning notice’ served to troubled Runcorn free school

told to improve or have its funding pulled. The Department for Education (DfE) has served Sandymoor School with a ‘termination warning notice’ informing it that it has not done enough to address concerns identified by Ofsted. School leaders have until … Continue reading

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Academies top ‘off rolling’ register

Ofsted has identified 300 schools with particularly high levels of “off-rolling” where pupils leave between Year 10 and sitting their GCSEs. The Ofsted analysis published today also says that a higher proportion of schools in London are seeing movement of … Continue reading

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‘I’m worth it’, says £240k academy boss

The leader of the largest primary academy chain in the country has insisted he provides value for money for his salary. REAch2’s chief executive officer Sir Steve Lancashire was paid £240,000 to £250,000 in 2016-17, according to the most recent … Continue reading

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Fifth headteacher in five years leaves REAch2 Academy Trust’s Copperfield Academy, Gravesend

Concerned parents at a Gravesend primary school have hit out at an academy trust after the fifth head teacher in five years departed. Kevin Holmes joined Copperfield Academy at the start of the academic year but with just weeks to … Continue reading

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