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Tally of £150,000 school academy bosses jumps by 20%

New concerns have been raised over the pay handed to academy school bosses after it emerged that almost 1,000 academy trusts paid a six-figure salary to at least one staff member last year. A total of 988 trusts, the not-for-profit … Continue reading

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More trusts in deficit, plus 4 more academy sector accounts findings

The DfE has published its annual accounts for spending in the academies sector during the 2017-18 year. The previous report was published in November last year, but the government had promised to make publication of the report more timely. Here’s … Continue reading

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State schools choose ‘posh’ uniforms to exclude poor pupils, says MP

Some schools are deliberately pricing school uniforms beyond the means of poorer families so “only posh kids go there”, MPs have been told. Emma Hardy, the Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, has written to the education … Continue reading

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Cut jargon to win over parents and community, academies told

Academies will be urged to abandon business jargon and corporate names to help them to woo parents and communities in the biggest rebranding since their creation 20 years ago. Damian Hinds, the education secretary, told The Times that he wanted … Continue reading

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The Herrington Q&A: ‘Let’s reframe how we talk about academies’

After more than a year of waiting, Schools Week was finally given an interview with Dominic Herrington. Here, the not-so-new national schools commissioner discusses the future of the RSC programme, the way we talk about academy leaders and the parent … Continue reading

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